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Court remands 2 in prison over trafficking 200 grammes of narcotics


LAGOS – Justice Musa Kurya of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the remand in the Ikoyi
Prisons of two men charged with trafficking 200 grammes of Cannabis sativa.
Samson Olorundipe, 38, and Jacob Emeh, 30, both residing at the Oshodi area of Lagos State are facing a three-count
charge of drug trafficking preferred against them by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
They had pleaded guilty to the three-count charge of drug trafficking, following which Kurya ordered that they should
remain in prison custody.
The judge then adjourned the case to Dec. 11, for a review of facts and sentencing.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Kalu Orji, had told the court that the accused
committed the offences on May 16.
He said that the accused were arrested at a motor park in Mafoluku, Oshodi in Lagos State, by officers of the NDLEA.
According to the prosecutor, 200 grammes of Cannabis Sativa were recovered from the accused, who were alleged to be
dealers in the narcotics.
The offence contravenes the provisions of Sections 11 (c) and 14 (b) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.
NAN reports that the offence of drug trafficking could attract up to a term of life imprisonment, if convicted. (NAN)

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