NDLEA arraigns 22-year-old man on drug trafficking charge

The Drug Law Agency (NDLEA) has arraigned a 22-years old man, Oyrlude Usman, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, over alleged drug trafficking.

The defendant was arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, on one-count charge of trafficking 450g of canabis sativa (Indian hemp) to which he pleaded guilty.

The Prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, said that the defendant committed the on Aug. 25

Aernan alleged that the defendant was arrested following a tip-off at Jakande in Lekki, Lagos, for engaging in the trafficking of cannabis sativa, weighing 450g .










According to the prosecutor, cannabis is a restricted drug similar to cocaine and heroine LSD.

He said that the narcotic was listed in the NDLEA schedule as a banned substance.

The contravenes Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap. No. 30 Laws of the Federation, 2004.

The of drug trafficking attracts a term of life if guilty.

The court ordered that the defendant be remanded in the NDLEA custody and adjourned Dec. 3 for review of facts on the case. (NAN)