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NDLEA charges man, 28, with trafficking 800g of cannabis

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Monday charged a 28-year-old man, Akanni Olapade before a Federal High Court Lagos, for allegedly peddling “restricted narcotics’’.

The defendant is being charged with one count of drug trafficking in the charge marked FHC/L/239c/2021.

The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan alleged that the defendant committed the offences on Sept. 26.

He alleged that the defendant was arrested at Bolar Moke-Afa in the Isolo area of Lagos, for unlawfully dealing in hemp weighing 800 grammes.

According to the prosecution, cannabis is classified as a banned narcotic similar to Cocaine, Heroin and other restricted hard drugs listed in the NDLEA schedule as prohibited substances.

The offence of drug trafficking contravenes the provisions of Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Law of the Federation 2004.

The Act stipulates a penalty of life imprisonment if convicted of the offence.

No date has been fixed for the arraignment of the defendant.

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