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Two men plead guilty to drug trafficking in Lagos

18 May 2015, 20:51

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 drug trafficking.

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 suburb.

He said Cole unlawfully dealt in 400 grammes of hemp on March 17 at Mafoluku area of Lagos.

Also read: Nigerian sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking

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 case.

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. 



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