Court remands man, 35, for alleged drug dealing

A Federal Court in Ibadan, on Thursday, ordered that a 35-- man, Abdulraman Ojomo, be remanded in the correctional centre for allegedly dealing.

Ojomo is facing a one-count charge of dealing in 250g of Cannabis sativa (hemp).

In her ruling, Justice Patricia Ajoku ordered the defendant to be remanded after he had pleaded guilty of unlawfully dealing in illegal drugs.

Ajoku adjourned the until May 4, for the of facts and judgment.

Earlier, counsel to the National Law Agency (NDLEA) Command in Oyo State, Mr Raphael Himinkaiye, had told the court defendant committed the crime in February at Shasha Market in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The Himinkaiye told the court defendant was apprehended after he was caught in possession of a sack containing 250g of the illicit .

According to him, the offence is contrary to and punishable Section 11(C ) of the NDLEA Act Cap 30 of the Laws of Federation 2004. ()