BuzzSouthAfrica has been informed about the sentencing of some Nigerian culprits who were found guilty of manufacturing and dealing in drugs. As informed, the Nigerian citizens have been jailed for the crime.
Confirming this information, SAPS (South African Police Service) related that the Secunda District Court handed hefty sentences to the Nigerian culprits after they were found guilty of manufacturing and dealing in drugs. The suspects were arrested by the Hawks in Secunda and Crime Intelligence on 18 August 2016.
“Chibuzor Paul Ezekware, Samuel Okafor and Goodwin Addo Abunne were each sentenced to 36 years imprisonment. Henry Ulangu Ukaegby and Innocent Akuziele will spend 16 years in jail each, while Junior Okafor was sentenced to 18 months behind bars.
“Ezekware, Okafor and Abunne were also ordered to pay R11 500, R4 800 and R7 000 back to the state respectively. Ukaegby and Akuziele will pay R2 600 and R1 800 back to the state respectively,” SAPS stated.
There’s a seventh suspect. His case will be heard in the Evander Regional Court on 10 May 2017.
Commenting on the sentence handed to the Nigerian culprits, the National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza affirmed that Hawks would continue to arrest and ensure the conviction of suspects.
“We are clamping down on drugs and all other serious crimes and criminals must be warned that we will send them to jail for a very long time,” Lieutenant General Ntlemeza remarked.
Meanwhile, in Limpopo, the police in Lebowakgomo outside Polokwane launched a massive manhunt for a group of criminals who blasted an ATM at a filling station in Lebowakgomo Zone A.
Already, Preliminary investigations have revealed that a commercial explosive was used in blasting the ATM. Now, SAPS is calling on anyone information that would aid the arrest of the suspects to contact the nearest Police Station or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.