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Saturday, 03 December 2022 06:44

NDLEA arraigns 19-year-old over drug trafficking in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has dragged one Abdullahi Aliyu to court over possession and peddling of restricted substances.

The 19-year-old unemployed man has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos on five-count charge bordering on illegal peddling of restricted narcotics.

In the charge sheet, the NDLEA Counsel, Mr Lambert Nor, alleged that Aliyu committed the offence on Oct. 13 at the Alaba Rago market area of Ojo, Lagos.

He alleged that the suspect was caught with 1.2kg of Tramadol, 32g of Rohypnol and 2kg of Diazepam.

The NDLEA said the drugs are categorised as restricted narcotics which are prohibited under the NDLEA Act.

The offence, the NDLEA said, contravened the provisions of Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act Caps N30 Law of the Federation 2004.

The act provides a penalty of life imprisonment if convicted of the offence.

A date is yet to be fixed for the arraignment of the suspect.

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