NDLEA Charges 30-yrs-Old Man With Peddling Restricted Drugs

(Last Updated On: 2021-09-23)


A 30-year-old man, Mathew Kolapo has been charged before a Federal High Court, Lagos, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with peddling restricted drugs.

The defendant is charged on one count of drug trafficking.

The charge is marked FHC/L/214c/2021.

The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, alleged that the defendant committed the offence on Aug. 25.

Aernan said that the defendant was arrested at the Obalende area of Lagos for unlawfully dealing in hemp weighing 6.3kg.

According to the prosecution, cannabis, along with cocaine, heroin and other hard drugs are listed in the NDLEA Schedule as prohibited by law.

Drug trafficking contravenes Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act of 2004 and the law provides for life imprisonment for convicted offenders.

The case has been assigned to Justice Nicholas Oweibo and no fixed date for the arraignment of the defendant.

Source: NAN

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