Nigerian Woman Jail for Drug Trafficking In Rwanda

The High Court in Kigali, Rwanda has sentenced a Nigerian woman to six years imprisonment for trafficking drugs.
Duru was arrested at the International Airport in the capital of the East African country sometime in October 2016 while allegedly trying to ship about 1.3 kilograms of heroin from Kigali to Nigeria.
However, while the hearings lasted, the embattled lady had maintained she received the luggage from a Rwandan national and was ignorant of the content.
Reading the verdict, the presiding Judge Alice Rulisa said it gave the verdict after it gathered sufficient evident to conclude that the suspect was part of a cartel that used Kigali as a transit point.
Justice Rulisa insisted that Duru had actually waited for over a month within the country before the she received the bag containing the contraband.
Duru, who was in tears during the reading of the verdict, earlier saw her plea for clemency denied.

The Court ruled that she will have to serve six years in Muhanga Prison, and pay two million Rwandan francs in fines.
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