Man jailed for dealing in date rape drug

Man jailed for dealing in date rape drug

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a 28 years old man, Musa Dunga, to a term of three years imprisonment, for trafficking psychotropic substances.

Dunga is charged by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on three counts of drug trafficking.

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He was said to have illegally dealt on Tramadol, Rophynol (a date rape drug), and Diazapam tablets, all classified by the agency as restricted psychotropic substances.

He was first arraigned on July 26, 2016 before Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, and had pleaded guilty to the charges.

The convict was however, re-arraigned before a new judge, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, who replaced the former trial judge.

After his re-arraignment, the convict again pleaded guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor, Mr. Jeremiah Aernan consequently, reviewed the facts of the case before the court, and tendered the statement of the convict, a request for scientific aid form, and a drug analysis form.

He also tendered the remnant of the psychotropic substances, before the court in evidence.

These evidences were accordingly, admitted by court and marked exhibits.

Delivering her judgement, Justice Oguntoyinbo found the accused guilty as charged.
She, accordingly, sentenced him to a term of three years imprisonment on each count, adding that the terms of imprisonment shall run concurrently.

In the charge, the convict was said to have committed the offence on June 4, 2016.

The prosecutor had told the court that the convict was arrested at Apapa, where he dealt on restricted substances.

According to the prosecutor, about 2.0kg of Tramadol, 58.2g of Rophynol, and about 24g of Diazapam drugs were recovered from the convict, leading to his arrested.

He said that the offences contravened the provisions of sections 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation, 2004.

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