Court Jails Lagos Socialite 15 Years Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking

By Damilare Adeleye
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Mrs. Odeyemi Omolara

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has convicted and sentenced, Mrs. Odeyemi Omolara, to another 15 years imprisonment for drug trafficking.

It was learnt that the convict, who is currently serving a 25-year jail-term, was sentenced to another 15 years by Justice Deinde Dipeolu, on Tuesday.

In his ruling, Justice Dipeolu said the new 15 years jail-term shall run concurrently with the ongoing 25 years sentence handed down on the convict in June 2017 by Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari (now a judge of Appeal Court).

The convict was formerly sentenced to 25 years jail term in June 2017, after confessing to have committed the offence of illegal export of 1.595 Kilogrames of cocaine to Saudi-Arabia.

She was given the fresh jail-term, after she pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and unlawful possession of a banned substance, after the prosecutor, Mr. Abu Ibrahim had reviewed the facts of the four counts charge, made against her by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

Meanwhile, following the sentencing of Odeyemi Omolara, who is the first defendant in the four-count charge, the trial of Mrs. Funmilola Arike Ogbuaya (a.k.a Ariket), who had pleaded not guilty to the charges commenced before the court.

At the commencement of trial on Thursday, NDLEA called five prosecution witnesses to testify in support of its case against Ariket.