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Landlord Bags five years after tenant stored marijuana in his shop

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Landlord Bags five years after tenant stored marijuana in his shop

Alhaji Saheed Ojomu conspired with his tenant to use his property as a means for a prohibited business

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced to five years imprisonment a landlord, Saheed Ojomu, who permitted his tenant to warehouse 372.6 kilogrammes of Cannabis in his shop.

Justice Daniel Osiagor handed the verdict after Ojomu, 51, changed his plea from “not guilty” during his arraignment by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in 2017 to “guilty” yesterday.

Ojomu was arrested on March 31, 2017, when the NDLEA uncovered the outlawed substance in one of his shops at No. 1 Osho Street, Lagos Island, Lagos. Saheed contended that the Cannabis belonged to one of his tenants named Sakiru (now at large).

 

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Landlord Bags five years after tenant stored marijuana in his shop

The charge against him reads: “That you, Saheed Ojomu, male, adult, 46 years old, on or about the 31st day of March 2017 at No. 1, Osho Street, Island, Lagos State, being occupier and manager of a shop at No.1, Osho Street Lagos Island, unlawfully permitted same to be used by one Sakiru (now at large) for storing and dealing in 372.6 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, a narcotic drug similar to Cocaine, Heroin and LSD and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 12 of the NDLEA Act, 2004.”

Ojomu pleaded not guilty.

During the trial, the prosecution called two witnesses and tendered several exhibits admitted by the court. However, at the resumption of proceedings on Wednesday, Ojomu’s counsel, Mrs Vivienne Ekwegh, informed the court that her client had decided to change his plea.
The position was confirmed by the prosecutor, Mrs N. J. Mamza.
Following his plea for mercy, Justice Osiagor sentenced Ojomu to five years imprisonment.
The judge gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N300,000 in place of imprisonment and perform a three-week community service.
 (Simply put, he has been in custody since 2017 on his plea of not guilty. Today he changed his plea to Guilty and was handed five years jail term with an option of a fine to the above-quoted sum. Nigeria is indeed making progress) in 2017-2023.
Landlord Bags five years after tenant stored marijuana in his shop
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