Man sentenced to 21 years in prison for dealing drugs

JOHANNESBURG – A 33-year old man was this week sentenced to 21 years in prison after being convicted on charges of dealing in narcotics, and for being in possession of a fraudulent identity document.

Illegal immigrant Kenechukwu Paul Nnodu had been arrested on two occasions by the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department’s drug enforcement unit for possession and dealing in cat, heroin, crystal methamphetamine, dagga and nyaope.

Nnodu was sentence last Monday, said EMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago on Sunday.

“His first arrest was in July 2016. His second arrest was effected in August of the same years when he was out on bail for the first case,” he said.

Both cases were combined and the trial ran for 18 months.

“On the first case, he was sentenced to five years for dealing in narcotics, while on the second one he was handed a 15-year sentence for also dealing in narcotics,” he added.

Nnodu also received a 12-month sentence for the two additional charges of fraudulent identity document and being an undocumented person, Kgasago said.

EMPD Chief of Police Isaac Mapiyeye said he hoped that the public would view Nnodu’s sentence as proof of the efforts to root out drug dealers and “Save our young citizens from scourge” by the EMPD

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