Lagos - The National Drug Law Enforcement
Agency (NDLEA) on Monday, arraigned two men- Harris Alaekwe and Tochukwu Ubah,
at a Federal High Court in Lagos, over alleged drug trafficking.
The accused persons were charged alongside a firm, Tovic
Marine Services Ltd, on a four-count charge bordering on alleged trafficking in
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Following a bail application, moved by their counsel, Chief
Benson Ndakara, Justice Saliu Saidu, admitted them to bail in the sum of N20
They are also to produce two sureties each in like sum.
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The judge added that one of the sureties must be a blood
relation of the accused, while the other surety must be a public servant on
grade level 17.
Saidu adjourned the case till Feb. 11 for trial.
The prosecutor, Mr Lambert Nor, alleged that the accused
persons committed the offences on Nov. 18.
Nor said they were arrested at the Apapa Sea Port on the said date, for
allegedly exporting about 266 kg of Methaphetamine and 310 kilogrammes of
He said that the controlled substances were narcotic drugs
similar to cocaine.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened the
provisions of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961.
He said that the offences also contravened the provisions of
Sections 11(b) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the Federation 2004.