Okeke Chika Victor
The Federal High Court sitting in Kano has sentenced an automobile parts dealer, Okeke Chika Victor, to 10 years imprisonment over heroin smuggling.
Victor pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of unlawful importation of heroin filed against him by the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
After five months of trial, Justice Sale Kogo Idrissa found him guilty and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment. The heroin weighing 10.6kg and concealed inside new submersible water pumping machines were illegally imported from Maputo in Mozambique in April 2016.
NDLEA officers at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) made the discovery during an inward screening of an Ethiopian Airline flight.
After follow-up operation the convict was arrested on September 3, 2016 and charged to court.