Magistrate Mark Ngegba of the Pademba Road, Magistrate Court has sentenced two students of the Ahmadiya Muslim Secondary School in the Eastern part of Freetown for unlawful possession of cannabis sativa and Kush.

The first convict Success Gibson, aged 24, was unlawfully found in possession of 140 wraps of Kush weighing 20.6 grams at Calabash, Kissy Dockyard, in Freetown on the 24th January 2023; while the second convict Kadiatu Kamara, aged 24, was unlawfully found in possession of 26 wraps of cannabis sativa weighing 38.9 grams, according to the witness, detective police constable 2905 Mohamed Yusif Jalloh attached to the exhibit store of the Trans National Organisation Crime Unit, Hastings.

The detective admitted knowing the two accused persons in the duck. He said he was handed over twenty wraps of Cannabis sativa and a hundred and forty wraps of Kush as exhibits against the two accused by Detective Sergeant 23095 Bangura S. on the 6th of January, 2023 at Hastings.

Jalloh said the two accused have been in detention since the 6th of January 2023, and were due to be arraigned in court.

Magistrate Mark Ngegba sentenced the first accused person, Success Gibson to a jail term of twelve months; and the second accused Kadiatu Kamara to eight months both for illegal possession of Kush and Cannabis Sativa contrary to section 8(a)of the National Drug Act of 2008.