Court Remands Woman, 33, In Kirikiri Prisons For Hemp Trafficking

law-court-NigeriaA Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded at Kirikiri Prisons a 33-year-old woman, Hope Umuraero, charged with attempting to export 1.4 kg of hemp to Dubai.

Umuraero, who is being prosecuted by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for drug trafficking, pleaded guilty to the charge.

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke consequently remanded the accused in prison and adjourned the case till Nov. 14 for review of facts and sentencing.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Emmanuel Vembe, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 14.

Vembe said the accused was caught during the outward clearance of passengers on Kenya Airways to Dubai at the departure hall of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

He said the accused was in unlawful possession of 1.4kg of hemp.

Vembe said the offence contravened Section 11(b) of the NDLEA Act, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

The prosecutor, therefore, urged the court to remand the accused in prison based on his guilty plea.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that drug trafficking under the Act attracts life imprisonment. (NAN)

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