NDLEA Arraigns 3 ‘Akala Boys’ Over 803kg Marijuana

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arraigned three hard drug dealers domicile in Akala area of Mushin before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

The three dealers are; Jelili Kamoru, Sodiq Oduola and Adebayo Seun, was arraigned in a separate charge before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.

Akala street in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos, is notoriously known for sales of hard drugs.

NDLEA alleged that the Akala’s boys were arrested and arriagned over unlawful dealing in 803 Kilograms Cannabis Sativa, otherwise called Marijuana.

Arraigning the defendants, the prosecutor, Mr. Jerry Aernan told the court that the defendants, on October 15, 2021 at Akala, Mushin, LGA of Lagos State, conspired among themselves and Unlawful dealt in 803 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Indian Hemps.

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The offences according to the prosecutor are contrary to and Punishable under Section 11(c) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30 Laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004,

Upon the reading of the charge, the defendants pleaded not guilty.

Following their not guilty, the prosecutor, asked the court for a trial date, while also asked the court to remand the defendants in the custody of Nigeria Correctional Service, till the determination of the charges against them.

However, counsel to the defendant, Mr. Uche Okoronkwo, while replying to the prosecutor’s remand application, told the court that he has a pending motion for bail for two of the defendants, Jelili Kamoru and Sodiq Oduola he urged the court grant them bail in most liberal terms.

Justice Anake after listening to parties, adjourned till November 29, to rule on Jelili and Sodiq bail applications.

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In the case of the third defendant, Adebayo Seun, who was charged seperately for allegedly dealing in 4.5 kilogrames of the banned substance, Mr Okoronkwo said he was just briefed about the matter and would need time to file a bail application on his behalf.

Justice Aneke while rullng on the applications, adjourned the matter till November 29 in the case of Kamaru and Oduala and February 23 in the case of Seun.

The judge also ordered the three defendants to be remanded in the custody of Ikoyi Correction Service.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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