Court Remands 3 ‘Akala Boys’ Over Unlawful Dealing In 803Kg Of Marijuana

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Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Lagos today ordered the remand of three ‘Akala Boys’ over allegation of unlawful dealing in 803 Kilograms Cannabis Sativa, otherwise called Marijuana.

Justice Aneke made the remand order against the three men, after the three were arraigned by the men of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA (NDLEA).

The three men ordered to be arraigned are; Jelili Kamoru, 44; Sodiq Oduola and Adebayo Seun, who was arraigned in a separate charge.

Akala street in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos, is notoriously known for dealing in hard drugs.

The three men, according to the prosecutor, Mr. Jerry Aernan, allegedly dealt in 802.5 kilogrames of Cannabis Sativa.

Arraigning the defendants today, the prosecutor, Mr. Aernan told the court that both Jelili Kamoru, 44; Sodiq Oduola, 25 and Adebayo Seun, 21 and others, now at large, on October 15, 2021 at Akala, Mushin, LGA of Lagos State, conspired among themselves and unlawful dealt in 803 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Indian Hemps.

The offences according to the prosecutor are contrary to and Punishable under Section 11(c) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30 Laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004,

Upon the reading of the charge, the defendants pleaded not guilty.

Following their not guilty plea, the prosecutor, asked the court for a trial date and also urged the court to remand the defendants in the custody of Nigeria Correctional Service, till the determination of the charges against them.

However, counsel to the defendant, Mr. Uche Okoronkwo, while replying to the prosecutor’s remand application, told the court that he has a pending motion for bail for two of the defendants, Jelili Kamoru and Sodiq Oduola he urged the court to allow him move the application.

With the Court’s permission, Okoronkwo moved the application for the bail of his clients and Justice Anake after listening to parties, adjourned till November 29, to rule on Jelili and Sodiq Bali applications.

In the case of the third defendant, Adebayo Seun, who was charged seperately for allegedly dealing in 4.5 kilogrames of the banned substance, Mr Okoronkwo said he was just briefed about the matter and would need time to file a bail application on his behalf.

Justice Aneke while rullng on the applications , adjourned the matter till November 29 in the case of Kamaru and Oduala and February 23 in the case of Seun.

The judge also ordered the three defendants to be remanded in the custody of Ikoyi Correction Service

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