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Regional News of Sunday, 21 November 2021


Court sentences three drug offenders to three weeks community service in Bauchi

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The Federal High Court, Bauchi, has sentenced three convicted men to three weeks of community service after they pleaded guilty of being in possession of Cannabis Sativa also known as Indian hemp.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Correction Service, Bauchi State Command, Adam Jibrin. Jibrin said the three offenders were brought to the correctional facility after they pleaded guilty.

According to him, the offenders, Dahiru Ibrahim, Gambo Abdullahi, and Umar Rabiu, were found with Cannabis Sativa weighing 150g, 200g, and 300g respectively.

Jibrin said, “As part of efforts to enhance the implementation of non-custodial measures in Bauchi State, the Non-Custodial Service, Bauchi State Command, is in receipt of three offenders sentenced to community service by the Federal High Court, Bauchi.

They were sentenced to daily cleaning and sweeping of the premises of Bauchi custodial center for the period of three weeks.“While inspecting the offenders at their place of duty, the officer in charge of the non-custodial service, Bauchi State Command, DCC Bala Kitsam, commended the Federal High Court for the sentence.

“He called on the Bauchi State Government to expedite action towards domesticating the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 in the state for effective take-off of non-custodial measures in the state.

“He noted that when fully implemented, the non-custodial measures, which include community service, parole, probation, and restorative justice, will not only help in decongesting the custodial centers in the state, but the society will also benefit immensely from the services rendered by the offenders.”