FLASH | Mikel arrested with Indian hemp

by on April 10, 2017

A Federal High Court in Abuja, has remanded a 28-year-old man, Mikel Awuge, in prison for allegedly trafficking 200 grammes of Indian hemp.

Awuge, who was arraigned on Monday by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), is standing trial on a count charge, bordering on unlawful possession of narcotic drug.

The counsel to the NDLEA, Mrs M. E. Faruna, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Jan. 22 at Nyanya Abuja.

 Faruna said that the accused without any lawful authority, possessed 200grammes of Cannabis Sativa a Narcotic drug, similar to cocaine, Heroin and LSD.

She said the offence contravened Section 19 of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act.Cap N30,Laws of Federation of Nigeria. 2004.

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The accused, who was not represented by any counsel, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge.

The Judge, Justice B.O Quadri, consequently remanded the accused in prison custody.

He adjourned the case till April 25, for review of facts in the case.


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