Businessman Docked Over Alleged Drug Trafficking

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has brought a businessman, Ekene Orji, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, for allegedly trafficking in 9.58kg of methamphetamine.

Orji is facing a count charge of drug trafficking.

The suit marked FHC/L/404C/2019 is pending before Justice Mohammed Liman.

The Prosecutor, Mr Fingers Dinneys, alleged that the defendant committed the offence on Aug. 5

He said that Orji was arrested at the Shacol Export Shed of the Murtala Mohammed Airport during examination and clearing of cargoes to Malaysia.

Meanwhile, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Liman granted him bail in the sum of N4 million with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case to Feb. 5, 2020, for trial.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that methamphetamine is restricted. Trafficking in it contravenes Sections 11(c) of the NDLEA Act, 2004, which provides for up to life imprisonment for the offence.


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