Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has sent Chibunna Umeibe and Emeka Ezenwanne, two co-defendants charged for drug related offence alongside a suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari to two years imprisonment each on Tuesday.
The convicts were charged to court with Kyari by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Handing down the judgement, Justice Nwite said having admitted to have committed the offence preferred against them in counts 5, 6 and 7, Umeibe and Ezenwanne, who are 6th and 7th defendants respectively, “are hereby convicted accordingly.”
The judge sentenced the duo to two years imprisonment on each of counts 5, 6 and 7.
However, the court held that the jail terms shall run concurrently, with effect from the day they were arrested.
Umeibe and Ezenwanne are the two alleged drug traffickers arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu by the Nigerian Police and handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
They had pleaded guilty to five, six and seven counts preferred against them by the NDLEA.