(2012) JELR 46174 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/IL/C.35/2012 ·  29 Oct 2012 ·  Nigeria
ITA GEORGE MBABA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PETER OLABISI IGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
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ITA GEORGE MBABA J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Appellant was charged at the Federal High Court Ilorin, on 24/2/12 as follows:

"That you STANLEY OSSAI, male, Adult 34 years, on about the 6th day of February, 2012 at Oyun area in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State, within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, without lawful authority dealt in 10 kilogramme of Cannabis Sativa (otherwise known (sic) as Indian hemp) a drug similar to Cocaine Heroin, LSD etc. thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under section 11(c) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act. "Cap N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004."

On being arraigned on 15/3/2012, he pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, starting from 6th February, 2012, by Hon. Justice A.O. Faji who heard the case.

This appeal is against that judgment. Appellant filed his notice and grounds of appeal on 18/5/2012, and raised 2 grounds of appe…

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