Man, 26, charged with peddling 1.6kg marijuana



The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) charged a 26-year-old unemployed man, Olashina Akeem,  with unlawful of marijuana.

Akeem is charged before a Federal in Lagos, on one count.

The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, alleged defendant committed the offence on Sept. 11.

Aernan said that Akeem was arrested at Oke-Olugun in the Okokomaiko area of Ojo, Lagos State, for unlawfully trading on marijuana weighing 1.6kg.

According to prosecution, marijuana, along with  and heroin, is listed in the schedule as prohibited.

Drug trafficking  contravenes Section 11(c) of the Act of  2004, and attracts a maximum of life imprisonment.

date been fixed for arraignment of Akeem. (NAN)