NDLEA to arraign suspected drug trafficker Feb. 3

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By Sandra Umeh

Lagos – A Federal Court Lagos has fixed Feb. 3 for arraignment of a 42-year-old man, Ganiyu Kiokik, charged with trafficking 4.45kg of cannabis.

The defendant charged by the Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on one count.

The charge marked FHC/L/10C/2020 is pending before Muslim Hassan.

The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, said the defendant committed the offence on Oct. 22, 2019.

He said the defendant arrested following a tip-off at Ikaka Agege Lagos, while trading on hemp, a banned substance.

The alleged offence contravenes the provisions of Sections 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, 2004..

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports attracts up to life imprisonment.