Court asks Lagos dealer arrested with 941kg of cannabis to pay fine


 

A notorious drug dealer caught in Lagos may not do much time in prison despite his conviction.

Alhaji Surajo Mohammed was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Anti-narcotics agents nabbed him on December 20, 2021, in the Alaba Rago area of Ojo, Lagos.

The convict, who had 941.15kg of cannabis in his possession, was arraigned in court in charge number FHC/L/370c/2021.

The trial of Mohammed at the Federal High Court in Lagos ended on October 6.

In his verdict, Justice Yellin Bogoro sentenced him to seven years imprisonment.

However, the judge gave Mohammed an option of N7 million fine, meaning he would be set free after paying.

On Sunday, the NDLEA announced the interception of more than 2.4 million pills of Tramadol from Pakistan.

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