Lagos - Two jobless men, Ismaila Cole
and Succeder Ogbonna, who pleaded guilty to trafficking in 3.1 kg of hemp,
were on Monday brought before a Federal High Court in Lagos.
Cole, 27, and Ogbonna, 24, are standing trial on a charge of
The prosecutor, Mr Orji Kalu, a lawyer with the National
Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), told the court that Ogbonna, unlawfully
dealt in 2.7 kg of hemp on March 23 at Gatan Kowa Market, Abule-Egba, a Lagos
He said Cole unlawfully dealt in 400 grammes of hemp on
March 17 at Mafoluku area of Lagos.
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The prosecutor said the accused were caught at different
locations in the metropolis during raids by the agency.
According to him, the offences contravene Section11 (c) of
the NDLEA Act, Laws of the Federation.
He urged the court to remand the accused in prison custody
and asked for a short adjournment to enable him to review the facts of the
The duo pleaded guilty.
Justice Mohammed Idris, said the accused should be kept
behind bars and adjourned the case to May 27 for facts and sentence.