Tanzania: Nigerian Woman Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking.

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In a bid to curb the increase of drug trafficking in the Eastern country of Africa, a Tanzania court has sentenced a Nigerian woman identified as Vivian Edigin, who was convicted of drug trafficking to life imprisonment.

The presiding judges on the judgement day, Justices Edward Rutakangwa, Engela Kileo and Salum Massati reached the decision after they dismissed the appeal which the Nigerian national had lodged in attempt to challenge both conviction of the offence and the sentence meted against her by the High Court on June 29 last year.

The court said they did not see any error in their conviction which could lead to the convict to apply for an appeal.

“Without much ado, we are settled in our minds that the trial court did not error in convicting the appellant of trafficking in narcotic drugs in contravention of the law”, read part of the court’s statement.

The judges further said there is no cause or whatsoever for them to interfere with the findings of the trial court.

The Nigerian woman was found guilty in June 2015 for trafficking 63 pellets of cocaine hydrochloride narcotic drugs weighing 797.56gms, which was valued at over Tsh 39m.



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