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Photo: 2 Heroine Drug Pushers Arrested At Enugu Airport Jailed For 55 Years In Enugu

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Photo: 2 Heroine Drug Pushers Arrested At Enugu Airport Jailed For 55 Years In Enugu

drug trafficker jailed 55 years

June 13, 2015 – Picture: 2 Heroine Drug Traffickers Arrested At Enugu Airport Jailed For 55 Years In Enugu

A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, has sentenced two drug traffickers to fifty-five years in jail.

One of the convicts, Deborah Okafor, a 30-year-old professional dancer, was charged with conspiracy, trafficking and unlawful possession of 3.450kg of amphetamine, while the other, Iheme Onyemauchechukwu, was charged with trafficking and unlawful importation of 9.975kg of heroin.

They were both arrested at the Enugu airport.

A statement by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said Okafor would have been paid the sum of $3,500 if she successfully made her trip to Malaysia.

She was convicted and sentenced by Justice D. V. Agishi to 10 years each in counts one and two and 20 years in count three making her sentence 40 years altogether.

The second convict, Onyemauchechukwu, 27, was charged with trafficking and unlawful importation of 9.975kg of heroin. He was convicted as charged and sentenced to 10 years in count one with a fine of N1m and five years in count two with a fine of N500,000,000.

Okafor reportedly hid 3.450kg of amphetamine inside the pockets of jean trousers in her luggage.

She told the court that she was broke and needed money. “I had been approached on many occasions to smuggle drugs but I declined. I thought that I could earn some quick money in few days,” she stated.

Onyemauchechukwu said he was recruited in Tanzania by a suspected drug cartel in East Africa. He told investigators that he smuggled drugs because he was stranded.

“I used to sell phone accessories before I left the country. I wanted to go to Malaysia in search of job opportunities but I was stranded in Tanzania. Then I met a Nigerian who gave me money and promised to assist me get back to Nigeria. He offered to give me some money to start up my business. He later took me to Bujumbura in Burundi where I was given 9.975kg of heroin hidden inside cosmetics,” he stated.

NDLEA Chairman,Ahmadu Giade, expressed satisfaction with the judgment.

He said, “While this punishment is expected to correct the convicts, it will equally help to deter others from getting involved in drug trafficking. The agency commits huge resources in drug investigation, arrests and prosecution. Judgment like this will further lend credence to the nation’s anti-drug campaign.”

[Metro Plus]

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Debby

    June 13, 2015 at 3:34 AM

    End of the road sorry for you

  2. jemila

    June 13, 2015 at 3:52 AM

    When will people learn a lesson. Despite the fact that more than 10 people were killed recently in Indonesia due to drug trafficking. You get death penalty in any Asia country when caught with drugs

  3. RAZZO

    June 13, 2015 at 6:49 AM

    so long as they are Ibos4 they must die because of money. I don’t have problem for anybody to die because of money
    you can decide to die if you want to die, but you people has spoilt the name of Nigeria all over the world. Even If you execute 2million
    Ibos3 still they would still push drugs. Come and see all the armrubbery cases going on in Ghana, when ever they are
    arrested they are always Ibos7 when they mention there names on the Television you would get to realise that. I have never heard an Hausa, Yoruba or any other tribe
    rub in Ghana except Ibos8. That is why Nigeria would do every thing possible to make you people political impotent in the country.
    Ibo3 man can never become a president in Nigeria the criminality would be too much. Is this Criminality in your blood? I know not all Ibos9 are Criminal.

  4. ranting mouth

    June 13, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    bad network, pls try again next time, dog wey wan die nor dey listen whistle

  5. omokehinde

    June 13, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    If a Drug traffickers can get 40 years For her crime, and another young guy get 15 years for the same offense, why is it that our politicians whose actions, corruption, and embezzlement of public funds have destroyed lives of millions of our unemployed youth are getting away with their brutal and fatal crimes against the Nigerian citizens in our corrupt system? In majority of our states today, millions of state workers are yet to be paid their April and May salaries why our governors are spending billions of taxpayers money for personal use with the help of criminal state legislators. They cannot pay powerless and voiceless states workers despite billions of naira federal allocations to those states on a monthly basis. They have money to send their own children to great universities in the U.S, Canada, and Europe; they have money to fly private jets, they have money for medical checkup and treatment for themselves and their families while state workers are struggling to put food on the table for their families; they have money to build themselves billion of naira mansions in Dublin, Europe, and other parts of the world; and they have money to bribe for them to get reelected so that the looting and corruption can continue. 99% of Nigerian politicians are supposed to be serving more than 100 years in prison with their allies for their crime against humanity in our shattered society. They are the reasons why some Nigerians are misbehaving all around the world because of lack of economical opportunities at home.

  6. Grace

    June 13, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Why on earth can we Nigerians not learn from other convicted in the past? Or you think you will be stronger than them and you apply the name with God all things are possible. You can make money by buying gari and selling together with plantain pepper, other small stuff and ogbonu or by cooking and selling food.

  7. burkina faso

    June 13, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    This reminded me of a proverb that says: “This child, what killed your father?”. And the child said, “mushroom”. “Child, what killed your mother?”. “What are you clinching?”. “mushroom”. Fellow youths, a word is enough for a wise!!!

  8. Irabo

    June 13, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Razzo, sorry for your ****,if ask which tribe in Nigeria is the main cartel in Drug, you answer the question, which Nigerian sentor is still on rope to answer drug question in America?is it Igbo man?SHAME ON YOU, YOU ****.or Boko haram or cultists i dont know which area you operate.

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