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Friday, 30 June 2017

Court sentences 65-yr-old woman to 25 years imprisonment for drug trafficking

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced 65 year old Odeyemi Omolola,  pictured above, to 25 years imprisonment, for attempting to traffick 1.595 kilogrammes of cocaine to Saudi Arabia.  Omolola who also goes by the name Ariyo Monsurat Olabisi, was arrested on February 24th this year at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, during the outward clearance of passengers of Egypt Air Flight to Saudi Arabia, at the Egypt Air check-in counter. 1.595kg of cocaine was found in her possession.


Omolola was first arraigned in May on a three count charge of conspiracy, unlawful possession of banned drugs and attempt to export banned substances to Saudi Arabia.  She was arraigned alongside Lagos socialite, Mrs. Funmilola Ogbuaya, popularly known in social circles as Ariket. Both of them had pleaded not guilty. However at the resumed hearing of the case, Omolola changed her plea in an amended five counts of the charge.  

Omolara's lawyer, King Wilson, informed the court of her intention to change her plea, particularly, on count four of the charge, which bothered on attempt to export 1.595 kilograms of Cocaine to Saudi Arabia. Her request was granted by the trial judge, Justice Rabiu-Shagari, who ordered the charge be read to her again. 

After the amended charge was read, the convict pleaded guilty, and the prosecutor urged the court to pronounce her guilty as charged, and to permit him to review the facts of the case against her and to tender exhibits she was arrested with. Attempt by the convict’s lawyer, Mr. Wilson to convince the court to suspend pronouncement on her sentence failed, as the prosecutor, Mr. Ibrahim urged the court to go ahead and pronounce the sentence.

After listening to the arguments from both counsels, the presiding judge, Justice Rabiu-Shagari said, “I have listened carefully of the defendant’s counsel, it’s true that sentence is not for punitive but reformatory and to serve as deterrent to others. Consequently, the convict is hereby sentenced to 25 years imprisonment, starting from when she was first arrested.” 

Justice Rabiu-Shagari also ordered that her ECOWAS passports and Egypt Air ticket be forfeited to the Federal government of Nigeria.

9 comments:

Manuel Kunmi said...

woow

Anonymous said...

Let me do the Lil calculation; she is 65 + 25years imprisonment =90year. Hmmm madam age well

Anonymous said...

25 years? Who did she kill?? This is too much

TUNDE said...

Shameless old yoruba bitch

OSINANL said...

NA WAOH!
I THINK SAY NA OLY IBO DEY DO DRUGS?
SHAME ON THIS OLD YORUBA WOMAN

Anonymous said...

laws/penalties are skewed to favor rouge politicians, 25 years for attempted drug trafficking whilst those who stole billions got few years behind bars are soon back to start looting again. How many years was given to Bode George, Ibori and co? Our lawmakers can't enact laws that will send treasury looters to prison for up to 20 years but they enact laws that will send someone that steals a tuber of yam to 20 years in prison. Justice should not only be done but must be seen to have been done.

prince said...

65 YEARS +25 YEARS IN PRISON = DEATH SENTENCE. WHAT A PITY THE QUEST FOR QUICK RICHES HAS DENIED THIS MAMA OF REST IN HER OLD AGE

Vivian Reginalds said...

JUS NEGODU THIS YORUBA WOMAN REPP'N THEIR GENERATION SHAMEFULLY!

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Pls who else has noticed that all the granmas they've bn catching with drugs since last yr are all Yorubas?

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