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South Africa returnee jailed 38 years for drug trafficking


A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday sentenced a South Africa returnee, Raji Adio, to 38 years for drug trafficking.

Justice Chuka Obiozor convicted Adio, 43, after nearly two years of trial.

Prof. Obiozor found Adio guilty of conspiracy and unlawful possession of 5.10 kilogrammes of heroin.

He sentenced Adio to 15 years on counts one and three, and eight years on count two.

The sentences will run concurrently, with effect from September 3, 2017.

However, the convict was given an option of N1.5 million fine on counts one and three, but no option on count two.


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