Drug Actress Wunmi Sent To Jail

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olofofogal

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Actress Wunmi Sent To Jail


At exactly 12.58 p.m. today, Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Lagos sentenced popular Yoruba movie actress, Taiwo Akinwande Hassanat, a.k.a Yetunde Wunmi to three years imprisonment or pay one million naira fine. This follows the actress’ admission of guilt in the drug trafficking case filed against her by the NDLEA. Earlier before the judgement was read, the NDLEA prosecutor, Raphael Hiwukaye tendered the following exhibits in addition to what the first prosecution witness tendered; a forensic report, two copies of security aide form, copies of certificate of analysis, two copies of package of substance, two copies of report of seizure, three statements of the accused made at three different times, with their English translations.

In his allocutus, lawyer to the accused Benson Ndakara asked the court to temper justice with mercy, adding that all the relatives had abandoned the actress and that the court should not abandon her. The judge, however, said that the actress ought to be a role model in the society but failed to live up to expectation. He said the popular actress would live in shame for the rest of her life as an ex-convict. Wunmi was arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Saturday 23 September, 2006, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, as she was about to board a Virgin Atlantic plane to London.

She was arrested on suspicion of trafficking in cocaine. She was later made to excrete 92 wraps of cocaine (condom sized) at the NDLEA cell where she was detained. A top NDLEA official described her action as unprecedented. She was later arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos in November on charges of trafficking in an illegal drug. She pleaded not guilty to the charges on her first arraignment. However, on 16 January, the popular actress changed her plea to guilty when she was brought to court for continuation of her trial. In the amended charge, which read: “That you, Akinwande Taiwo, on 23 September, 2006, during the inward clearance to London through Virgin Airline at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, within the jurisdiction of the court, without lawful authority exported 1.2 kilogrammes of cocaine, thereby committed an offence,” Wunmi pleaded guilty and prayed the court to be lenient with her.

Following her volte face, the presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Rahmat Mohammed, adjourned the case till today for judgement. The decision to plead guilty, P.M.News gathered, was taken by the actress so that she could face a lighter punishment.
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olofofogal

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i cant beleive this.........so now shes gonna pay the one million naira and walk scot free?i said something was up when she pleaded guilty...whats three years?for 92wraps she shud hve gotten a stiffer sentence abeg!...no lesson learnt.
 

Hubscrown

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i cant beleive this.........so now shes gonna pay the one million naira and walk scot free?i said something was up when she pleaded guilty...whats three years?for 92wraps she shud hve gotten a stiffer sentence abeg!...no lesson learnt.
They kill people without trial within 2days, for this kind of thing in Asia. Naija is great sha.
 

mealone

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Actress Wunmi Sent To Jail


At exactly 12.58 p.m. today, Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Lagos sentenced popular Yoruba movie actress, Taiwo Akinwande Hassanat, a.k.a Yetunde Wunmi to three years imprisonment or pay one million naira fine. This follows the actress’ admission of guilt in the drug trafficking case filed against her by the NDLEA. Earlier before the judgement was read, the NDLEA prosecutor, Raphael Hiwukaye tendered the following exhibits in addition to what the first prosecution witness tendered; a forensic report, two copies of security aide form, copies of certificate of analysis, two copies of package of substance, two copies of report of seizure, three statements of the accused made at three different times, with their English translations.

In his allocutus, lawyer to the accused Benson Ndakara asked the court to temper justice with mercy, adding that all the relatives had abandoned the actress and that the court should not abandon her. The judge, however, said that the actress ought to be a role model in the society but failed to live up to expectation. He said the popular actress would live in shame for the rest of her life as an ex-convict. Wunmi was arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Saturday 23 September, 2006, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, as she was about to board a Virgin Atlantic plane to London.

She was arrested on suspicion of trafficking in cocaine. She was later made to excrete 92 wraps of cocaine (condom sized) at the NDLEA cell where she was detained. A top NDLEA official described her action as unprecedented. She was later arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos in November on charges of trafficking in an illegal drug. She pleaded not guilty to the charges on her first arraignment. However, on 16 January, the popular actress changed her plea to guilty when she was brought to court for continuation of her trial. In the amended charge, which read: “That you, Akinwande Taiwo, on 23 September, 2006, during the inward clearance to London through Virgin Airline at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, within the jurisdiction of the court, without lawful authority exported 1.2 kilogrammes of cocaine, thereby committed an offence,” Wunmi pleaded guilty and prayed the court to be lenient with her.

Following her volte face, the presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Rahmat Mohammed, adjourned the case till today for judgement. The decision to plead guilty, P.M.News gathered, was taken by the actress so that she could face a lighter punishment.
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you are kidding me right??? pay 1 million naira and walk away????? only in naija sha!!!!! but this is pathetic if they can do this, then they should grant all the other drug pushers in kirikiri maximum parole!!!! :box
 

Rhema

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Ha! That sentence is light!!! But why did she do it in the first place? Why? why? why? (teardrops). I am just imagining how she will live the rest of her life after this; when friends and relatives have deserted her. She may have to relocate to a remote place first to allow time for healing.
 

Dsampler

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I already knew she was going to get away with it...dat's why I've been making fun of her all along. I knew she was in no big trouble like some of us thought all along.

Now you know why ppl make fun of rich/famous ppl. 'Cause they aint got no problems like regular guys on the street.

abeg, Wunmi, don't forget to invite me to your "F" the system celebration party.
 

olofofogal

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Ha! That sentence is light!!! But why did she do it in the first place? Why? why? why? (teardrops). I am just imagining how she will live the rest of her life after this; when friends and relatives have deserted her. She may have to relocate to a remote place first to allow time for healing.

then u really dont know nigeria..in a few years from now that ex convict title will be added as a celebratory title to her names and she will become an even bigger celebrity....she will be monstrously popular if she knows the right way to go after walking free.wasnt obasanjo an ex-convict?didnz he become presdient?abeg in niger never say never...she aint relocating nowhere the same family that have deserted her will go back and beg her and all will be well.her story will soon hit the screen with her playing the leadrole
 

moviewizard

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I saw it in the news yesterday....but they didnt say if she has paid one million naira, if truly everyone deserted her then where would she get one million from.
 

olofofogal

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I saw it in the news yesterday....but they didnt say if she has paid one million naira, if truly everyone deserted her then where would she get one million from.

the same person she carried the drugs for didnt desert her that person has been negotiating for her release since so the money would be promptly paid beofre u **** and finish wiping ur yansh.
 

Dsampler

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the same person she carried the drugs for didnt desert her that person has been negotiating for her release since so the money would be promptly paid beofre u **** and finish wiping ur yansh.
Ur kiddin me.

You mean the person wey she carry the drug for is well known and the person no even get arrested?

Dis person must be untouchable. Chei! na wa for naija o.
 

Funmibaby

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i was arguing about this at my office today. They all seem to think it's all good. I'm like wha?!?! a cocaine pusher that swallowed 92 BAGS of cocaine get's a fine of $8000? unbelievable.

and they were saying yes, she said she was sorry now, and she has children. but i'm like sorry......her behind shoulda thought about that before swallowing the 92nd cocaine pill. Rubbish.
 
#14
Why did they even catch her in the first place? to extort money, because if they knew they were not going to take it seriously, then dem for jus forget the whole hoopla!

Shebi na how for another thread people dey open mouth dey talk nonsense how make pesin no mess with Naija security system, Ngwanu see how secure it is now, when a criminal is paying $8000 to walk and possibly go back to the crime thru smarter means. Naija yab abeg!!!!

And on another note, money and popularity good oh! rich and famous people are now becoming larger than life(if they are not already), if na poor man pikin na, dis tori for different, naija legal system go now dey very vicious and ferocious. SHAMEFUL!!!
 

damselangel

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One million naira or three years imprisonment, haba our people, I was expecting something greater than that to teach other people one or two lessons.
 

lola_americana

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are you f^@#!#% kidding me one million naira? wow may God help Nigeria. wait what am i talking about they do the same thing here i.e wacko jacko (michael jackson), r "i love underaged girls" kelly. whatever happened to their cases oh and let's not forget kobe. they basically renerate the point that if you have money you're untouchable so not fair.
 
#17
up naija

:box this woman know wetin she go get wen she plead guilty in d first place.dem don already arrange am down.but make una no surprise say the woman go try am again o,since she no say if she's caught she can easily squeeze herself out.she luck sha say na naija dem catch am o.
 

grafikdon

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I think a light sentence for drug trafficking isn't a bad idea. I don't condone drugs but I am glad it ain't a long prison term or death sentence...methinks such would be extremely harsh for an offense like drug trafficking. Demand and supply, nobody holds a gun to your head,if you get hooked on drugs,look in the mirror before you 'sue' or berate the 'drug dealer'.

It's like pirates...blame them all you want...as long as people buy bootleg CD/DVD it ain't going anywhere and I think that is even a worse crime than drug peddling...at least drug peddlers actually 'sweat' a sharp contrast to the bootlegger who scales another man's wall to milk his cow until the udder becomes as flat as Michael Jackson's chest...

Like I said, drugs no good o but if you get hooked...look into the mirror first.

Death sentence for drug trafficking... NOT COOL.
 

olofofogal

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Actress ‘Wunmi’ Yet To Raise N1m





Indications emerged yesterday that friends and professional colleagues of convicted actress, Taiwo Hassanat Akinwande, popularly known as Wunmi, in Yoruba movie circles, were yet to come to her rescue by raising the fine option of N1m.

As at Friday night, Wunmi was still in prison in what a source said was due to the inability of her friends to raise the money on time.

Indications emerged that she might make a corrective movie out of her experience to serve as lessons for others who might be contemplating the same action. This was the opinion of a cross section of artistes spoken to by our correspondent yesterday.

Saturday Independent

findings revealed that her colleagues in the acting profession and friends have already begun moves to save her from serving the three-year jail term. National President of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), Prince Jide Kosoko,confirmed as much in an interview with our correspondent though he refused to say whether the financial lifeline would come officially from the association or not. Kosoko also said the suspension placed on her remains and the highest decision-making body of the association would have a session with her when she is eventually released.

"There is no way we will abandon a colleague and friend at a time like this," Kosoko said.

When asked whether the financial lifeline meant the money has been sourced, Kosoko who praised the trial Judge for what he described as "his magnanimity considering that she pleaded guilty" said, "I should think so. It does not matter whether the money will be raised officially or not, even though we kicked against the act, which was why we suspended her and the suspension still stands and; personally, I think she will use her experience to educate others and advise them against such act in the future," he stressed.

Other artistes that spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said the association was capable of raising the sum without much ado and would do so if there was a directive to that from the body’s leadership. Some of them, however, added that the fund-raising should be handled in a way that would not suggest that the association was encouraging the act that fetched her the sentence.

Wunmi was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on September 23, 2006 during the outward clearance of Virgin Atlantic FlightV652 to London and convicted on January 25, 2007.

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives who arrested her told the court that she was induced to excrete 92 wraps of cocaine. At the last hearing on January 16, Wunmi changed her initial not guilty plea to guilty.

http://www.independentngonline.com/news/181/ARTICLE/19801/2007-01-27.html
 
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