Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday sentenced and convicted a 35-year- old Cote d’Ivoire-based Nigerian, Grou Bi Clauvis, also known as Umeme Fabian Lotachukwu, to 10 years of mprisonment for unlawfully dealing in 1.205 kilogrammes of methamphetamine, a prohibited drug.
The trial judge, Mojisola Olatoregun, convicted and sentenced the convict, after he pleaded guilty to one-count charge of unlawfully dealing in narcotic levelled against him by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The convict was arrested by the anti-narcotics agency on March 27, 2017, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, during an outward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways flight to Doha, Qatar, with 1.205 kilogrammes of methamphetamine.
In sentencing the convict, the presiding judge said:
“The convict is, hereby, sentenced to 10 years jail term or option of N10 million.”