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A middle-aged man, Ibrahim Akeem and his nursing mother-wife, Bukonla, were on Friday , arraigned by the men of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) before separate courts at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, for unlawful possession of different types of hard drugs.

While the husband, Ibrahim was arraigned before Justice Abimbola Awogboro on a six count-charge of unlawful dealing in 34.17 grams of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs named ‘Designer drugs’, his wife, Bukonla was arraigned one count charge of unlawful possession of 12 grammes of Methamphetamine, before Justice Tijjani Ringim of thesame Federal High Court, Lagos.

The prosecutor, Mr. Adebayo Oluwafemi, told the court that Ibrahim, committed the offences on August 25, at their residence, number 1, Iduwawa Street, Oto Aworl Ijanikin in Ojo Local Government area of Lagos State, while his wife, Bukola was arrested with the drug at the NDLEA office in Ibereko, Badagry, when she visited her husband.

He told the court that the offences commited by the couple, are contrary to section 19, of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Both the couple pleaded guilty to the charges.

Justice Awogboro, while adjourning the matter till Monday, October 25, for review of facts of the charges against the husband. Justice Ringim after listening to the guilty plea of Bukola convicted her as charged.

Justice Ringim, while considering the quantity of the drug and the convict being a nursing mother, however made a ‘bidding order’, for two years, whereby he ruled that Bukola should be of good behaviour an never to engage in Illicit acts.

The judge also ordered the convicted woman, that in case of default to the ‘bidding order’, she shall be liable to six months imprisonment and reactivation of the charge against her.

The judge also ordered her to pay the sum of N200, 000, 00, with one reliable surety in like sum, the surety acording to the judge must furnished the court with his address, means of livelihood, two passport photograph, statement of account for six months from the day of conviction and recommendation letter from the convict’s counsel.

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