Tanzania:Court of Appeal confirms life for Nigerian drug-peddler

By Daily News
On 30 August 2016 at 01:53

The Court of Appeal has confirmed the life imprisonment sentence imposed on Nigerian woman, Vivian Edigin, who was convicted by the High Court of drug trafficking.
The Nigerian was found guilty June 2015 for trafficking 63 pellets of cocaine hydrochloride—narcotic drugs weighing 797.56gms—valued at over 39m/-.
Justices Edward Rutakangwa, Engela Kileo and Salum Massati reached the decision after dismissing the appeal the Nigerian national, the appellant, had lodged in attempt to challenge (...)

The Court of Appeal has confirmed the life imprisonment sentence imposed on Nigerian woman, Vivian Edigin, who was convicted by the High Court of drug trafficking.

The Nigerian was found guilty June 2015 for trafficking 63 pellets of cocaine hydrochloride—narcotic drugs weighing 797.56gms—valued at over 39m/-.

Justices Edward Rutakangwa, Engela Kileo and Salum Massati reached the decision after dismissing the appeal the Nigerian national, the appellant, had lodged in attempt to challenge both conviction of the offence and the sentence meted against her on June 29, last year, by the High Court.

“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.

“There is no cause, whatsoever, for us to interfere with the findings of the trial court,” the panel of judges declared in the judgment dated August 2, 2016.

Vivian Edigin

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