Court convicts man for exporting hard drug via UPS

Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, today, convicted a drug dealer, Mba C. Ebere, for exporting 280 grammes of Methamphetamine, a  banned hard drug, to Malaysia. Justice Olatoregun convicted the drug dealer after finding him guilty or a count charge preferred against him by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The convict’s trial commenced before the court sometimes in October, 2012. During the trial, the NDLEA through its lawyer, Mrs. Obiageri Iwuchukwu, called six witnesses who include: the arresting officer, Investigating Officer, official of United Parcel…

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Improper service stalls hearing of Kashamu’s suit against extradition

The scheduled hearing of a suit filed by the Senator representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, Kashamu Buruji, seeking to restrain security agencies from extraditing him to United State of America (USA) to answer alleged drug charges was stalled at the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, due to improper service by Kashamu’s lawyer on other parties. Kashamu in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/930/18, has asked a Federal High Court, Lagos, to restrained the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Department of State Security (DSS), National Drug Laws…

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NDLEA urges Court to dismiss Kashamu’s extradition suit 

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged a Federal High Court, Lagos, to dismiss fundamental rights enforcement suit, filed by Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop security agencies from extraditing to the United State of America (USA), over drug related offences. Kashamu, a Senator representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/930/2018, filed by his lawyer, Ifeoma Esom, dragged Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police Lagos State,  NDLEA and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) before the court presided over by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, seeking…

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NDLEA arraigns NAHCO staff for aiding hard drug shipment

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Friday, arraigned one Mr Adetutu Afeez Alade, a staff of the National Aviation Handling Company of Nigeria (NAHCO), for allegedly aiding shipment of banned hard drug, Ephedrine. Alade was arraigned before Justice N. Ayo-Emmanuel on a two count-charge of conspiracy to export 25.220 kilogrammes of Ephedrine, a prohibited substance listed in Table 1 of the Second schedule of the NDLEA Act. Prior to Alade’s arraignment on the alleged crime today, Justice Ayo-Emmanuel had on November 14, Justice N. Ayo-Emmanuel and sentenced Omoyeni Opeyemi…

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NDLEA seizes additional 241 million tablets of tramadol at Apapa Port

The search of the suspected 62 containers continued yesterday November 15, 2018 as eleven new containers already searched were found to contain 241 million tablets of tramadol, weighing 118 metric tons. This brings to 581 million tablets of tramadol so far discovered within two days of the search operations at Apapa sea port. On the first day of the search operations, the Agency discovered 340 million tablets of tramadol from 12 containers. The tablets which are in various dosages ranging from 120 to 250 milligrams are above the permissible threshold…

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NDLEA arraigns businessman for attempt to export 340g of Methamphetamine

A businessman in one of the popular market in Lagos State, Ibe Augustine Udegbunam, was today October 26, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for attempted to export 340 grams of a banned substance, Methamphetamine, a hard drug similar to Cocaine and Heroin. The businessman was arraigned before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun led-court, on one count charge of unlawful dealing in the said narcotic by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). According to the charge Marked FHC/L/335c/18, the businessman was arrested on August 16, 2018, at the clearing section…

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NDLEA arraigns Ghanaian, Togolese for importing 320kg Indian Hemp into Nigeria

The National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arraigned a Ghanaian, Happy Allormasor and a Togolese, Kobia Takpa, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for smuggling 320 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Indian hemps into the country from Ghana. The two alleged Indian hemp smugglers were arraigned before Justice N. Ayo-Emmanuel’s court, on charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful importation and illegal procurement of the banned weed into the country. The offences according to the prosecutor, Mr. Abu Ibrahim, are contrary to and punishable under sections 14(b), 21(2)(d), 20(1)(a) and…

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Court convicts medical doctor for drug trafficking, sets wife free

Federal High Court, Lagos on Monday, October 8, convicted a medical doctor, Dr. Dennis Konyeaso for trafficking in drugs. The court presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris, however, discharged and acquitted his wife, Chidi, who is charged with him on the crime by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The couple were charged before the court by the NDLEA on a four count-charge of conspiracy adding and abating, unlawful dealing and storing of 3.3 kilograms of cocaine. They have being standing trial before the court since 2012, on the said…

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NDLEA arrests 4,736 suspects, intercepts 80.73 tons of drugs in 8 months

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 4, 736 persons for suspected involvement in drug trafficking between January and August 2018. The figure comprises of 4, 395 male and 341 female. A total of 80.73 metric tons of the illicit substances were seized from the suspects. Cannabis sativa, also known as wee-wee, the only drug crop cultivated in Nigeria accounted for 59.2 tons of the total drug seizures while Methamphetamine which is fast gaining currency in local production, accounted for 119.37 kilograms. Tramadol and Cough Syrup with Codeine, the…

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Extortion at land borders: Obstacles to seamless travel on the West Coast

By Franklin Ihejirika With about 280 million people, 40 airports, 15 countries, 10 per cent of the total travel in Africa happens in West Africa but out of the 5 per cent of global tourism that comes to Africa, West Africa has zero percentage because of the constraints to seamless travel within the sub-region. Contributing to the hassles faced by travellers in West Africa are chiefly the activities of shady immigration, customs, and some other para-military agency officials at the border posts who resort to extorting bus companies and travellers.…

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