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FHC remands businessman facing drug trafficking charge


LAGOS – Justice Musa Kurya of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the remand in prison custody of a 38-year-old businessman, Camara Issa, charged with drug trafficking.
Issa, who is being prosecuted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), is facing a charge of unlawfully importing about 1.67kg of Cocaine into Nigeria.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Justice Kurya ordered the remand of the accused at the Ikoyi Prisons pending the determination of his bail application and adjourned the case to Dec. 16 .
Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Emeka Ehiju, had told the court that the accused was arrested by officers of the NDLEA on July 28 at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.
He said that the accused was apprehended during the inward clearance of passengers on an Emirate Airline flight from Brazil.
According to Ehiju, about 1.67 kg of the narcotics was recovered from the accused which he concealed in a large brown envelope.
The offence, Ehiju said contravened the provisions of Sections 11 (a) of the NDLEA Act, 2004.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offence of drug trafficking can attract life imprisonment. (NAN)

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