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NDLEA Arraigns Its Official Over Cocaine Import

Posted: May 7, 2015 at 5:14 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

A National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday May 7, 2015 arraigned one of its officials before a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged trafficking in cocaine.

The accused, Adeogun Ogunyemi, was brought before Justice Saliu Saidu, alongside one Adams Michael a.k.a. Chidi, by the NDLEA.

They were accused of conspiring among themselves to import 2.692 kilogrammes of the banned substance into the country between January and March.

The court heard that the accused persons committed the offence at the International Mail Processing Centre, NACHO, International Airport, Ikeja.

They were arraigned on a four-count charge, bordering on drug trafficking punishable under Sections 14(b) and 11(a) of the NDLEA Act.

The accused persons however pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, prompting the NDLEA to plead that the duo be remanded in its custody pending the completion of investigation.

His prayer was objected to by the defence counsel, who told the court that the duo have been detained since March.

After listening to the parties, Justice Saidu ordered that the accused persons be remanded in NDLEA custody for seven days and adjourned the matter to May 14.