A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the prison remand of a physically-challenged, middle-aged man, Ukpabi Favour, for alleged importation of hemp into the country.
Favour was accused of importing 6.9 kilogrammes of the contraband substance into the country from Ghana.
According to the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, who brought him before Justice Okon Abang, Favour was apprehended on September 28, 2014 at the Seme Border.
The NDLEA prosecutor, Mr. Aliyu Abubakar, said, “My Lord, the accused was arrested on or about September 28, 2014 at the NDLEA checkpoint at the Seme Border, Badagry, Lagos.”
Abubakar added that Favour had put himself at variance with Section 11 (a) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
When the one count was read to him, the accused, who had no lawyer, owned up to the offence.
Consequent upon his guilty plea, Abubakar asked Abang to grant him a short adjournment to enable him to bring his witness to court for a review of the facts of the case.
The judge ordered the prison remand of the accused and adjourned till May 6, 2015.