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NDLEA charges apprentice with 1.1kg drug deal

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday January 20th 2020 preferred a drug-trafficking charge against a 42-year-old man, Aliyu Amao, at a Federal High Court Lagos.

 However, the defendant, also an apprentice, is facing a charge of trafficking 1.1kg of Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as Hemp.

The charged is labeled FHC/L/15C/2020, the prosecution said that the defendant committed the offense on Sept. 9, 2019, and was arrested on a tip-off at a place called `Igi-Aje’ Joint in the Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos State.

 Still speaking, he said that the defendant was caught while trading in narcotics, a restricted drug similar to Cocaine and Heroin LSD.

The narcotics are said to be listed in the NDLEA schedule as a banned substance. The offense contravenes Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

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The charge, however, is yet to be assigned to any judge. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offense of drug trafficking attracts a term of life imprisonment if found guilty.

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