An Indian Court has sentenced a Nigerian Ojiakor Johnson, residence of Tilak Nagar to 10 years in jail for possessing illegal drugs and violations of his business visa.
Indian Police said Ojiakor was nabbed in February last year in Rohini area along with substances that were tested to be heroin.
Prosecutors told the court that some Nigerians visit Delhi to trade in illegal drugs and urged the Judge to punish the suspect in order to serve as deterrence to others with similar intentions.
Judge Umed Singh thus found the suspect guilty of possession of illegal drugs as well as violating Indian’s Foreigners Act for over- staying his business visa.
The Judge also ordered that the accused be deported after serving his term adding that a copy of the judgment be sent to the Nigerian Embassy for the implementation of the deportation order.
In August, two Nigerians Ifeanyi Pascal Obi (26) and Emmanual Joshua (30) resident in Candolim town in the state of Goa in India were nabbed following illegal possession of narcotic/psychotropic drugs.
Police said they believe Infeanyi and Obi are parts of large networks of drug dealers operating in the Candolim area.