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NDLEA drags teenager to court over alleged drug trafficking

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Friday charged a 19-year-old unemployed man, Abdullahi Aliyu, before a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged drug trafficking.

A five-count charge sheet bordering on illegal peddling of restricted narcotics put before Aliyu during arraignment.

The NDLEA Counsel, Lambert Nor, alleged that Aliyu committed the offence on October 13 at the Alaba Rago Market area of Ojo, Lagos.

He alleged that the suspect was caught with 1.2kg of Tramadol, 32g of Rophynol and 2kg of Diazepam.

The NDLEA said the drugs are categorised as restricted narcotics, which are prohibited under the NDLEA Act.

The offence, the NDLEA said, contravened the provisions of Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act Caps N30 Law of the Federation 2004.

The act provides a penalty of life imprisonment if convicted on the offence.

A date is yet to be fixed for arraignment of the suspect.

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