Lagos man Sharadeen jailed 5 years for trafficking in tramadol, others


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By Sandra Umeh

A 55-year-old Lagos man, Oyeyemi Sharafadeen has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment over alleged plan to export tramadol, rophynol and ecstacy out of the country.

According to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Sharafadeen committed the offence on Jan. 9 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.

The agency said that during examination and clearing of cargo to Dubai, Sharafadeen was found in possession of tramadol, rophynol and ecstasy, in contravention of Section 20(2)(a) of the NDLEA Act of 2004. (NAN)

Sharafadeen was arraigned on a three-count charge by the NDLEA.

He had pleaded guilty before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.

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After his plea, the court reviewed the facts of the case, with the prosecutor, Mr Augustine Nwagu, tendering several exhibits to prove the charge.

The court admitted the exhibits in evidence.

Nwagu urged the court to convict Sharafadeen based on the evidence and his guilty plea.

In his verdict, the judge found the defendant guilty as charged, and sentenced him to five years imprisonment on each of the three counts.

He, however, held that the terms should run concurrently, and gave him an option of five million naira fine.


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