The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 arraigned a physically-challenged man before Justice Okon Abang of Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for allegedly importing 6.9 kilogrammes of hemp into the country from Ghana.
The middle-aged man identified as Ukpabi Favour, was accused of importing of the contraband substance into the country from Ghana.
The officials disclosed that Favour was apprehended on September 28, 2014 at the Seme Border.
The NDLEA prosecutor, Mr. Aliyu Abubakar, said, “My Lord, the accused was arrested on or about September 28, 2014 at the NDLEA checkpoint at the Seme Border, Badagry, Lagos.”
The prosecutor revealed that the defendant’s action was against Section 11 (a) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
When the one count was read to him, the accused, who had no lawyer, owned up to the offence, as stated by a Punch report.
Following his plea, Abubakar prayed Abang to grant him a short adjournment to enable him to bring his witness to court for a review of the facts of the case.
Favour was remanded in prison pending on his next hearing adjourned until May 6, 2015.