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Published On: Thu, May 26th, 2016

JUST IN: Student Bags Nine Months Imprisonment for Possession 108 Bottles of Cough Syrup

Mudasir Sani Umar  sentenced to nine months imprisonment

Mudasir Sani Umar sentenced to nine months imprisonment

LAGOS MAY 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Honourable Justice Zainab Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kano has sentenced a 400 level student of Geology, Mudasir Sani Umar to nine months imprisonment for dealing in 108 bottles of cough syrups containing codeine.
the cough syrups
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kano State Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar complained of the consumption of cough syrup with codeine as one of the drugs of abuse in the State.
“We are working hard to prevent the abuse of cough syrup with codeine and other substances in the State by youths and women. The command is partnering with relevant stakeholders to create awareness so as to reduce cases of substance abuse” Hamza stated.
Urhobotoday learnt that Mudasir was arrested with 108 bottles of cough syrups with codeine weighing 28kg packed in two laptop bags during routine search by NDLEA motorised patrol team along Kano Zaria road.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine months imprisonment. The convict, obviously had been given a second opportunity to turn a new leaf and complete his Bachelor’s degree in Geology.
Kano State Commander who expressed optimism about the outcome of the case said that the command is working to eradicate the traffic and use of narcotic drugs.

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