NDLEA files drug trafficking charge against scavenger — Daily Times Nigeria

NDLEA files drug trafficking charge against scavenger

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday filed one-count charge of alleged trafficking in 500g cannabis against a scavenger, Ibrahim Dauda, in a Federal High Court, Lagos.

The NDLEA in a charge sheet, marked FHC/L/64C/20 by counsel, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, alleged that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 5.

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He said that the defendant was arrested at Bashiru Owe St. near Computer School in Ikeja Lagos, while selling the illicit drug.

According to the prosecutor, cannabis is a banned narcotics similar to Heroine and other restricted hard drugs which are all listed in the NDLEA schedule as being prohibited.

The offence of drug trafficking contravened s the provisions of Sections 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the Federation 2004.

The Act provides a penalty of life imprisonment if convicted on the offence.

No date has, however been fixed for arraignment of the defendant.

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