A middle age man, Nwosu Obinna, alias Kelechi, was today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for receiving 526 grams of Cannabis Sativa, popularity called Indian hemp or marijuana, by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The accused, according to the charge marked FHC/L/175c/2018, was arrested by the NDLEA operatives on May 1, at FEDEX Courier Company, Ikeja, Lagos, where he had gone to receive the banned weed with tracking Number: 780648350982.
The said banned weed, was said to have been posted to him by his brother, Obinna Jim, who is said to be at large.
Following his arrest, he was arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan, on two counts charge of conspiracy and unlawful importation of the banned weed.
The offences according to the NDLEA’s prosecutor, Mr. Ichakpa Oigoga, are contrary to and punishable under sections 14(b) and 11(a) of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Act, Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the two counts.
Following the plea of innocence by the accused, his lawyer, Gabriel Okaka, told the court that he had filed his client’s bail application.
Equally, the prosecutor told the court that he had filed a counter to the bail application.
However, the presiding judge, Justice Aikawa, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody till July 3, when his bail application would be entertained.