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.
Kano state commander of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA, Mr. Hamza Umar, said that codeine-base cough syrup, is an aspect of drug 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.
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.
Also, the case involving Mrs. Joy Ogundare, who was allegedly caught planting cocaine in a pastor’s house, was further adjourned to June 15, 2016 at the instance of the defence.