A total of 20 Ghanaian fishermen have been sentenced to a year each imprisonment for transporting marijuana from Ghana into Nigeria.
Their sentence was announced by a Federal High Court in Lagos State on Thursday, August 4.
Reports indicate that the said Ghanaians were transporting 13.670 kilogrammes of the substance.
The convicted fishermen include Francis Teye, Kweke Komel, Gad Adjah, Theophilus Tetteh, Kwesi Aboagye, Ekon Fynn, Kwamena Baah, Kwabina Adjei, Micheal Okutu, Isaac Kofi, Kweku Moko, Kwezi Adzi and Kweku Mensah.
Others are Micheal Kofi, Ekon Bentum, Kwesi Amissah, Joshua Huago, Otu Otipeseku, Isaac Yorsson and Nana Kodwo.
The Punch reports that the convicts were arrested with the drug conveyed from Ghana into the Nigerian territorial waters on January 14, 2022.
They were arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and unlawful transportation of the substance of which they pleaded guilty to.