NDLEA files drug trafficking charges against Sakisu, Zakani


NDLEA operatives

By Sandra Umeh

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Wednesday filed drug trafficking charge against Kaabu Sakisu and Abdulkadir Zakani in a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Sakisu, 45, and Zakani, 25, are being charged on two counts of conspiracy and unlawful possession of restricted narcotics.

The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, said that the defendants committed the offence on Nov. 27, 2021.

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He said that they were arrested near the Eko Atlantic building site in Victoria Island Lagos, for allegedly being in unlawful possession of Canabis sativa weighing 12,238kg.

The prosecutor said that the defendants were apprehended after a tip off.

According to him, the offences contravene the provisions of Sections 11(d) and 14(b) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

Trial of the case was on Wednesday assigned to Justice Tijani Ringim, but no date had been fixed for arraignment of the defendants.

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