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Court jails student for hard drug in Jos

A Jos Federal High Court, on Monday, sentenced a secondary school student, aged, 20, to two months imprisonment for unlawful possession of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp).
The convict, Longji Timothy, a resident of Abbatoir, in Jos South Local Government of Plateau State, was arrested in possession of 450 grams of Indian hemp at a drinking spot within the community, on March 17, by officials of the Jos Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Timothy was charged with an offence of unlawful possession of a narcotic drug similar to cocaine, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 19 of NDLEA Act Cap N30 LFN 2004 (as amended).
When the case came up before Justice Dorcas Adeshi, Timothy pleaded guilty of the offense and begged for leniency.
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