54-year-old man charged with illegal deal in 17g marijuana

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday brought a one-count charge of drug trafficking against a 54-year-old man, Abdulmalik Ahmadu.

The charge is before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

The defendant is accused of illegal deal on marijuana, which is restricted by law.

In the charge, NDLEA alleged that the defendant committed the offence on Jan. 21, at Obalende on Lagos island.

According to NDLEA counsel, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, a quantity of the substance weighing 17g was found on the defendant and seized.
He said that the defendant was consequently arrested.

According to the NDLEA, marijuana along with cocaine, heroin and other hard drugs, is prohibited.

The alleged offence contravenes the provisions of Sections 11(c) of the NDLEA Act of 2004, which provides for up to life imprisonment on conviction.

No date has been fixed for arraignment of the defendant. (NAN)

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