Asaba magistrate court

Labourer, 22, pleads guilty to drug trafficking, remanded in prison

A 22-year-old, Akposo Enefe, on Monday entered a guilty plea before a Federal High Court in Lagos to drug trafficking and was remanded in prison pending sentence.

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Enefe, a casual worker, was arraigned for trafficking in 150 grammes of hemp (Cannabis Sativa) by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

After his guilty plea, the prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan of NDLEA, asked the court to remand the accused in prison pending a review of the case and sentence.

Consequently, Justice Rabiu Shagari ordered that the accused should be kept behind bars.

She adjourned the case until Feb. 6 for a review of facts and sentence.

The prosecution had told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 31, 2017 and that he was arrested at First Gate, Festac Town, Lagos, following a tip-off.

According to the prosecutor, about 150 grammes of hemp was recovered from the accused.

The offence contravened Section 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

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