Goat seller remanded in Lagos prison after pleading guilty to hemp trafficking


A 28-year-old man, Ishyaku Abdullahi, in Lagos remanded at Ikoyi Prisons after pleading guilty to drug trafficking.

A Federal High Court said the accused should be kept behind bars pending review of facts and sentence.

The accused, a goat seller, was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for drug trafficking.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abdullahi, who had no legal representation, had entered a guilty plea.

Following an application for remand by the prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, of NDLEA, Justice Jude Dagat, ordered that the accused should be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons.

The case has been adjourned to Feb. 19.

The accused was arrested on Nov. 14, 2015 at Alaba-Rago in Ojo on Lagos-Badagry Expressway with about 8.4 kg of hemp (Cannabis Sativa) which he sold to touts at the market.

The offence contravened the provisions of Section 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Laws of the Federation, 2004. NAN reports that the offence of drug trafficking attracts life imprisonment on conviction. (NAN)



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