NDLEA files drug trafficking charge against minor

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday, filed a one-count charge drug trafficking, against a 17-year-old (name withheld).

The NDLEA filed on one count drug trafficking in the charge marked FHC/L/67c/21

The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, alleged minor the offence on Feb. 17.

Aernan said teenager was arrested at Ille-epo in the Abule Egba area Ikeja, Lagos, while dealing in 200g Hemp.

He said that cannabis was categorised as a banned narcotics similar to Heroine, Cocaine and other restricted drugs which are all listed as prohibited in the NDLEA schedule.

He said the offence of drug trafficking contravened the provisions of Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

No date been fixed for arraignment of the defendant. ()