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-A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday convicted an 87 years old woman, Agbomabiwon Seriki, for unlawful possession of 10.three kilogrammes of Indian hemp. 
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-The judge, Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari,​ ordered that the convict be remanded at the Lagos State Old People’s Dwelling, Yaba, pending when a member of her [[http://​www.unhcr.org/​en-us/​nigeria.html|household]] would apply to court for her custody. 
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-The convict, a resident of 9 Osunba street, Oto-Awori, Ijanikin, Lagos, had final week Tuesday, pleaded guilty to a one particular count charge of unlawful dealing in 10.3 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, a narcotic similar to cocaine, heroine and LSD, when she was arraigned just before the court, by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. 
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-Upon her plea of guilty, the prosecutor, Aliyu Abubakar, had urged the court to adjourn the matter till Thursday for a review of the details of the case. 
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-On Thursday, the prosecutor tendered the convict’s confessional statements, drug test analysis, and the bulk of the [[http://​www.Unhcr.org/​en-us/​nigeria.html|Cannabis Sativa]] seized from her, which had been admitted as exhibits by the court. 
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-Right after admitting the exhibits, the court pronounced the 87-year-old guilty as charged. 
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-Having said that, the convict’s lawyer, Prosper Ojakovo, [[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​category/​nigerian-newspapers/​the-nation-newspaper/​|pleaded]] with the court to be lenient in sentencing his client on the grounds that she was a first time offender and aged. 
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-In sentencing the convict, the judge said that sending her to prison would not be of any rewards, specifically when her age is viewed as. 
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-In a comparable case, the judge also sentenced a 56 years old lady, Anya Nneoma, to 12 months imprisonment for unlawful dealing in five.five kilogrammes of Indian hemp. 
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-Ms.[[http://​abcnews.go.com/​topics/​news/​nigeria.htm|go.com]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​bet9ja/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​ Anya, a resident of Vulcaniser area of Seme, Badagry, also pleaded guilty just before the court, final Tuesday, for illegal dealing in 5 kilogrammes of the substance. 
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-She was, having said that, sentenced to one particular year in prison at the Kirikiri Female Prison in Lagos. 
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-Both convicts’ offence is stated to be contrary to and punishable below sections 11(c) of NDLEA cap. N30, laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004.