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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday  adjourned till Monday 20th of May 2024 the conviction and sentencing of a lady  drug trafficker Evelyn Nweka Okom  who pleaded guilty to a two count charge of illegal possession of  10.012 kilograms of Methamphetamine
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA , has charged Evelyn Nweka  Okom, a Nigerians  lady for allegedly conniving with one Esimone Amachukwu Christopher a.k.a Amaco who is her  boss and associate in the  illicit drug business, Kalu Anayo  Joseph  and Anube Uchenna said to be at large.
The Evelyn and the other said be be at large were said   to have  on or about the 1st of 2024 at No. 14, Arochukwu Street, Union Estate, Ejigbo, Lagos,  without lawful authority, conspired to possessed 10.012 kilograms of Methamphetamine a controlled substances.
 The offense committed by Evelyn Okom according to the charge is said to be  contrary to the United Nations Single Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs 1961 and its Protocol and Convention Against  illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic substances 1989, thereby committed an offence as provided for and punishable under section 14(b) of the law.
When the case up before Justice Ambrose Lewis-Alagoa of  the Federal High Court  yesterday, the prosecutor, Mr Umar Hussaini informed  the court that the prosecution has a two count charge pending before the court and pleaded that the charge be read so that the defendant can take her plea.
Consequently, the charge was read and the defendant pleaded guilty to the two counts .
 Following Okom’s guilty plea, the prosecutor Umar Hussaini asked for a trial date so that he can review the facts of the case.
The defendant’s counsel, E. Okeinyi submitted that  while he is not opposed to a trial date, he pleaded with the court for a short adjournment and for the defendant to remain in the custody of the NDLEA pending the review of facts.
Justice Alagoa after listening to parties, adjourned till Monday 20th of May, 2024 and further ruled that the defendant should remain in the custody of the NDLEA till the adjourned date
The two counts amended charge reads : That you EVELYN NWEKA OKOM, female, Adult, Nigerian citizen and one ESIMONE AMACHUKWU CHRISTOPHER a.k.a AMACO who is your boss and associate in illicit drug dealings, now at large and KALU ANAYO Joseph Adult, Male, Nigerian citizen now at large and one ANUNIBE UCHENNA Adult, Male, Nigerian citizen also at large on or about the 1* day of March, 2024 at No. 14 AROCHUKWU STREET,UNION ESTATE, EJIGBO, Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court without lawful authority, conspired to possessed 10.012 kilograms of METHAMPHETAMINE substances, a controlled substances contrary to the United Nations Single Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs 1961 and its Protocol and the Convention Against  illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and
Psychotropic substances 1989, thereby committed an offence as provided for and punishable under section 14(b) of the
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act CAP N30 Laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004 (as amended).
Count 2: That you EVELYN NWEKA OKOM, female, Adult, Nigerian citizen on or about the 1* day of March, 2024 at No. 14 AROCHUKWU STREET,UNION ESTATE, EJIGBO, Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court without lawful authority, found and arrested in possession of 10.012 kilograms of
METHAMPHETAMINE substances, a controlled substances contrary to the United Nations Single Convention Against Mlicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs 1961 and its Protocol and the Convention Against  illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and
Psychotropic substances 1989, thereby committed an offence as provided for and punishable under section 19 of the
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act CAP N30 Laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004 (as amended).

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