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Court Sentence Man To 25 Years Jail Term For Peddling Cocaine



high courtA Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a 37-year-old man, Amaechi Igwe, to 25 years in jail for drug peddling.

Igwe was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on June 25, on a one-count charge bordering on the offence.

He had pleaded guilty to the charge.

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia had consequently ordered his remand at the Ikoyi Prisons and had adjourned the case for a review of facts and sentencing.

In her judgment on Wednesday, Ofili-Ajumogobia found the accused guilty of the offence as charged, and convicted him.

“I have considered all the evidence tendered before the court by the prosecution, as well as the plea of the accused.

“The accused is hereby found guilty as charged, and is accordingly, convicted.

“The accused is sentenced to 25 years imprisonment, beginning from the date of judgment”, she said.

The court also ordered that the drug exhibit be destroyed if no appeal is filed against the judgment.

On Nov. 26, the prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, had tendered various forms of evidence before the court.

They included: a certificate of test analysis form, type of substance form, request for scientific aid form, drug analysis form, large sealed brown envelop, statement of the accused and a bulk of exhibit.

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia had admitted the documents and accordingly, marked them as exhibits pd1, pd 2, pd3, pd4, pd5, pd6, and pd7, respectively.

The prosecutor had told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 8.

He said that the accused was arrested on a tip off, at the Mile 12 market in Lagos, with about 2.7 kg of Cocaine.

According to the prosecutor, the substance was recovered from the accused, who concealed same in a neat wrap.
The offence is said to have contravened the Provisions of Sections 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

The NDLEA Act provides for a term of life imprisonment for the offence of drug trafficking. (NAN)

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.


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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying



BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying


A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.


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