Court remands barber, bus conductor, for allegedly trafficking in hard drugs

By Sandra Umeh


Lagos   –    A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the remand of Samuel Oluwaseun,30 and Soliu Forounbi 25, in prison custody, for allegedly trafficking in had drugs.

Oluwaseun was arraigned for trafficking in 550 grammes of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) while Farounbi was docked for being in possession of 450 grammes of other narcotics.

The Judge, Hadiza Shagari, gave order for the remand when the two accused persons pleaded guilty as charged by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Justice Shagari adjourned the case of the first accused until Feb. 5 for review of facts and that of the second accused until Feb. 6.

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They are standing trial on one-count charge of drug trafficking, which contravenes Sections 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap No. 30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

The Prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, had told the court that Oluwaseun, a barber, committed the offence on Nov. 1, 2017, while Farounbi, a bus conductor, committed the same offence on Nov. 3, 2017.

Aernan said that the first accused was arrested at Mile 12 in Lagos, for allegedly possessing the 550 grammes of cannabis sativa.

He also said that the second accused was arrested at Kola Market in Agado Lagos, for allegedly being in possession of 450 grammes other narcotics.

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The prosecutor urged the court to remand the two accused in prison custody, pending the review of the facts of their cases.

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