Woman Docked For Attempting To Smuggle Heroin

ndleasA 32-year-old woman, Ngozi Nsuofor, was on Friday charged with an attempt to export 100 grammes of heroin at a Federal High Court, Lagos.

Nsuofor, whose address is unknown, is standing trial on drug trafficking.

The prosecutor, Mrs O. Ahaji, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 16 at the Departure Hall of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja.

She alleged that the accused had in her possession 100 grammes of heroin when she was arrested.

Ahaji said the offence contravened Section 11 (b) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

She urged the court to remand the accused in prison custody pending the determination of the case.

Counsel to the accused, Mr Sunday Okwor, asked the court to grant the accused bail on liberal terms.

The prosecutor, however, opposed the bail application.

Justice Mohammed Yunusa adjourned the case to May 21 for ruling and remanded the accused in prison custody.