NDLEA official, one other arraigned for cocaine importation

It was gathered that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, on Thursday, took one Adeogun Olajide before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly importing 2.692 kilogrammes of cocaine into the country.

Olajide, said to be an official of the NDLEA, was taken before Justice Saliu Saidu along with one Adams Michael a.k.a. Chidi, with whom he allegedly conspired to commit the crime.

The two men were arraigned on four counts bordering on importation of cocaine without lawful authority.

The offence, according to the prosecution, was contrary to sections 11(a) and 14(b) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The prosecutor for the NDLEA, Augustine Nwagu, who filed the charge FHC/L/174c/15 against Olajide and Michael, alleged that they committed the offence between January and March this year.

The prosecution  alleged that the accused persons were found in possession of 2.092kg of cocaine on February 24, 2015 at the  International Mail Processing Centre, NACHO, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.


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