Notorious Lebanese Cocaine Drug Dealer Charbel Chalouhi Jailed In Lagos Nigeria
Notorious Lebanese Cocaine Drug Dealer Charbel Chalouhi Jailed In Nigeria
A Federal High Court, Lagos, today sentenced a Lebanese drug trafficker, Charbel Chalouhi, to six months imprisonment for unlawful dealing in 1.2 grams of cocaine.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo handed down the sentence following a plea bargain agreement with the prosecuting agency, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The convict was first arraigned before Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel sometimes in October, 2018, after he was arrested at his residence, at 18; flat BB Simon Akinolu Street, Victoria Island, on September 10, 2018, for trafficking in the said banned drug.
He was arraigned before the court on a lone count charge of unlawful dealing on the said hard drug.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, Mr. Jerry Aernan, was contrary to and punishable under section 11(d) of the NDLEA Act.
He had then pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Following the plea of his counsel, Mr. Benson Ndakara, the convict was granted by the court in various terms.
However, upon transferred of Justice Ayo-Emmanuel to another jurisdiction, the convict’s case file was transferred to Justice Oweibo.
At the resumed trial of the convict yesterday, his counsel, Ndakara told the court that his client wishes to change his plea.
Ndakara said the decision of his client to change his plea was premised on a plea bargain agreement reached with the prosecuting agency.
Ndakara’s position was confirmed by the prosecutor, Mr. Aernan.
Following the consensus of prosecutor and defence counsel, Justice Oweibo admitted the plea bargain agreement and consequently sentenced the convict to six months imprisonment.
The judge however gave the convict an option of N200, 000, in lieu of the jail terms.
Justice Oweibo also ordered that the international passport of the convict be released to him upon observing the court judgment.
The judge also ordered that the drug recovered from the convict’s be confiscated by the NDLEA.
December 12, 2019 at 10:15 PM
There are lots of them in Nigeria
December 13, 2019 at 1:49 PM
How come when Africans are caught with drugs in foreign countries they are either jailed for life, a number of years or even sentenced to death. meanwhile, someone whom they say is a notorious dealer, caught and get away with only 6 months? Wow African, it is very sad. Such people are a menace to society. If he was caught with a Nigerian, that Nigerian would be sentenced for years? Justice indeed!!!!!
December 15, 2019 at 11:36 AM
The point right now is that he is not going to serve any jail term at all because he will simply pay the bail ,which is nothing to him.It is so pathetic to see the level corruption has taken us to,there is no way justice can ever be served when we have charge and bail lawyers(i called them that not because of the degree they earned or did not,but because they lack integrity and they are so shamless about it and more importantly the case apparently was presided over by a stern looking corruptible Judge.End of story.And in all,all is vanity.