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EX-Nigerian footballer ,Okafor Emmanuel bags 5yrs imprisonment for dug trafficking.(VIDEO/PICTURES))

Okafor Emmanuel  Jr an ex- Nigerian footballer have been

convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment   by Nicolas

Oweibe of federal high court of Lagos cocaine trafficking.

This judgement was carried out on him after he pleaded guilty  to

charge of cocaine trafficking and  the banned substances made

against him by national drug law enforcement agency(NDLEA).

According to the prosecutor ,Augustine Nwagu, the ex-

professional footballer was arrested with 1.4 kilogram cocaine on

his arrival from Brazil on September 26,2022 at arrival terminal

of Muratala Muhammed international airport ,Ikeja Lagos.

Due to Emmanuel pleading guilty to the crime, Augustine asked the court to sentence him in accordance to the  section of the law he was charged with.

However, his lawyer identified as Dennis Warri did a lot of pleading to the court to temper the justice with mercy while sentencing Emmanuel.

His lawyer pleased to judge pointing to the fact that Emmanuel pleaded guilty to the crime on time ,adding that he was remorseful when arrested and vowed not to indulge himself in that crime.

He particularly urged the court to consider the option of fine in lieu of custodian sentence.

Justice Oweibo, in his judgement, sentenced the convict to five years imprisonment, starting from the date of his arrest.

The judge, however, gave the convict option of N1million fine in lieu of the jail terms.

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