Legal Nigeria

I’m a drug dealer, says blind man

After two years in prison without trial, the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday sentenced a 21-year-old man, Nura Abdullahi, to five years imprisonment for unlawfully dealing in 62 kilogrammes of marijuana.
He was said to have become blind in custody following his arrest on March 19, 2013 at Ezewanta Motor Park at Ijora, Lagos.
He pleaded guilty when he was arraigned on September 3.
Justice Mohammed Yunusa said the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
The five-year prison term, the judge said, took effect from the day the convict was arrested.
The judge ordered that the banned narcotic recovered from him be destroyed.