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Court Jails Man, Son For Dealing On ‘Ogogoro’ Products In Delta

Court Jails Man, Son For Dealing On ‘Ogogoro’ Products In Delta

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
A Federal High Court, sitting in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday sentenced a 58-year old man, Isaac Uti and his son, Jonathan (29) for dealing on ethanol, popularly known as Ogogoro. The court says the duo were producing and storing the local gin reportedly considered to be hazardous to human health, under insanitary condition. While the elderly Uti was jailed for 15 years and 6 months, his son, Jonathan got 11 years and six months without option of fine for the same offences. Justice A.O. Faji, while delivering the judgment which are to run concurrently also fined Uti N250,000.00 for carrying out the reported ilicit business. The court ruled that the jail terms begin on December 4, 2017. The defendants were convicted on 3 out of the 5 count charges preferred a...