January 21, 2016 – Nigerian Navy Officer Jailed For Escorting Drug Dealers From Seme Border To Lagos To Escape Customs
A Naval officer was on Thursday sentenced to four years imprison after pleading guilty to illegally escorting drug dealers from Seme Border to Lagos to escape customs.
Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Oluwadamilola Olanipenikun of the Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ court found Amadu Usman guilty of impersonation, unlawful possession of Navy uniforms and using same to cheat for personal gains.
“Based on your confessional statement and facts presented before the court, it has been proven that you deliberately and unlawfully kept the property of the Nigerian Navy for personal gains.
“The law stipulates that even as a serving officer of the law, you must not use your position or uniform to cheat for personal gains.
“The sentence is a total of four years imprisonment, that will be served consecutively, starting from today,” said Olanipekun.