20 Ghanaian Fishermen Jailed In Nigeria For Trafficking Banned Substance

20 Ghanaian Fishermen Jailed In Nigeria For Trafficking Banned Substance

  • Some Ghanaian fishermen have landed in trouble in Nigeria for smuggling 'wee' into Nigeria from Ghana
  • The 20 fishermen were convicted and jailed on August 4, 2022, according to the press in Nigeria
  • The fishermen were found with 13.670 kilos of the banned substance

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The media in Nigeria is reporting that a Federal High Court in Lagos has jailed some 20 Ghanaian fishermen for illegally bringing a banned substance known popularly as 'wee' in the country from Ghana.

According to the Daily Graphic newspaper the reports on the case show that one Justice Nicholas Oweibo sentenced the Ghanaian fishermen on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

They were found guilty of conspiracy and unlawful transportation of the illegal substance.

Wee image
A stock image of the banned substance popularly called 'wee'. Source: UGC/Healthline
Source: UGC

The convicted persons have been named as follows:

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  • Kweke Komel;
  • Gad Adjah;
  • Theophilus Tetteh;
  • Kwesi Aboagye;
  • Ekon Fynn;
  • Kwamena Baah
  • Kwabina Adjei;
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  • Kweku Moko;
  • Kwezi Adzi;
  • Kweku Mensah;
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  • Ekon Bentum;
  • Kwesi Amissah;
  • Joshua Huago;
  • Otu Otipeseku;
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  • Nana Kodwo.

The reports say the Ghanaians were found with 13.670 kilos of the banned substance.

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