Nigeria/April 15, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/148 views /nigeria Court sentences 66-year-old woman to five years in prison for trafficking heroin | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelThe Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, sentenced a 66 -year-old woman, Sikirat Adeyemi to five years in prison for exporting 1.340 kg of heroine. Adeyemi who was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) had pleaded guilty to the offence. When the matter was called on Monday, she pleaded for forgiveness, almost in tears, through an interpreter. Delivering judgment, Justice Florence Giwa-Ogunbanjo held that the crime she committed was a grievous one which the court could not forgive. “I have taken into consideration that she is a first time offender and has not wasted the time of the court. It appears that that is the first step to remorse. ALSO READ Pope Francis Calls Out Men Who Carry Prostitutes, Says They Are Criminals“I have heard her plea for leniency and the allocutus, unfortunately, the crime carries a life sentence and the court cannot forgive her, nonetheless, I’ll give her a reformatory sentence. “In view of this, the defendant is sentenced to five years in prison. The sentence is to commence from when she was initially arrested.” The judge said that she hoped that after Adeyemi completed her sentence she would not return to crime. She ordered that the convict’s international passport and the €1,000 found on her when she was arrested should be forfeited to the Federal Government. ALSO READ Ihedioha Sets Up Inauguration CommitteeShe further ordered that the drugs recovered from her should be forfeited to the Federal Government and destroyed 90 days after the judgment, if it was not appealed against. Earlier, Counsel to Adeyemi, Mr Adrian Amadi, by way of “allocutus” pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy and give the defendant a light sentence. Amadi said that the offence for which she pleaded guilty to, carried a life sentence but since she was a first time offender, had shown remorse and didn’t wast the time of the court, she should be shown mercy. ALSO READ Man kills neighbour over missing phone“The convict is 66 years old with an aged mother of 98 years who she looks after. She was a successful business woman who lost her business which led her into this unfortunate situation. “The convict has shown remorse. The offence is punishable with life imprisonment but the court has the discretion to give a lighter sentence,” Amadi said. The prosecuting counsel, Mr Mike Kasa also confirmed that the agency had no previous record where Adeyemi had been convicted, making her a first time offender. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleAn appeal for self-reflection in the aftermath of the Peace Pilgrimage to the Vaticannext articleTeenager burned alive for accusing headteacher of rape | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsRelated Posts461 shares Nigeria/April 20, 2019 /No Comment Stop Depending On Men, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Leader Tells Women449 shares Nigeria/April 20, 2019 /No Comment Popular Nollywood Director, Ifeanyi Onyeabor Is DeadI Challenge Buhari To Swear With Quran, Bible That He Did Not Rig The Election — GaladimaWoman Gives Birth To Quintuplets — After 18 Years Of WaitBREAKING: Buhari, NJC Extend Tanko Muhammad’s Tenure As Acting CJNLinking Us To Death Of Prophet Nwoko, Effort In Futility — IPOBPolice Speaks On Murder Of Prophet Anthony Nwoko In EnuguBuhari speaks on violent clashes in Taraba, Adamawa | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsGunmen kill expatriate, another, abduct 3 others in KadunaThe Fresh Prince is Here: Will Smith Joins Jaden On Stage At Coachella Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.