Court jails Lebanese six months for unlawful dealing in cocaine


Adebisi Onanuga

A Federal High Court, Lagos, Thursday sentenced a Lebanese drug trafficker, Charbel Chalouhi, to six months imprisonment for unlawful dealing in 1.2 grams of cocaine.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo handed down the sentence following a plea bargain agreement with the prosecuting agency, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The convict was first arraigned before Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel sometimes in October, 2018, after he was arrested at his residence, at 18; flat BB Simon Akinolu Street, Victoria Island, on September 10, 2018, for trafficking in the said banned drug.

He was arraigned before the court on a lone count charge of unlawful dealing on the said hard drug.

The offence, according to the prosecutor, Mr. Jerry Aernan, was contrary to and punishable under section 11(d) of the NDLEA Act.

He had then pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Following the plea of his counsel, Mr. Benson Ndakara, the convict was granted by the court in various terms.

However,…



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