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IG comedian, DeGeneral convicted of drug trafficking

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has found Instagram comedian, Joshua Sunday also known as DeGeneral guilty of drug trafficking.

The skit-maker was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) alongside Caleb William, a cinematographer.

In his ruling, Justice Daniel Osiagor held that the volume of substance was minimal and would convict and caution the defendants, rather than sentence them, NAN reports.

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Osiagor convicted Sunday and William and warned them to “go and sin no more”.

The both pleaded guilty through defense lawyer, Lilian Omotunde to three counts charge of trafficking Tramadol and Cannabis Sativa.

The duo told the court they never tasted drugs and that the substances were props for a skit they were about to shoot before their arrest.

The prosecutor, Jeremiah Aernan, reviewed the facts of the case and tendered evidence through an NDLEA exhibit keeper, Lucky Oghaifu.

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These include the defendants’ statements, drug analysis form, certificate of test analysis, request for scientific aid form and packaging of substance form.

Aernan said agents made the arrest on January 12 in the Lekki area of Lagos due to unlawful possession of 15g of Cannabis and 14 g of tramadol.

The offence contravenes the provision of Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

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