NDLEA drags Police Inspector to court for Drug Dealings

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Police Inspector,Bola Adigun was arraign by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on charges bordering on conspiracy, drug dealings and wilful obstruction of security agents from carrying out their official duty. Mr Adigun, was yesterday granted bail by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court on conditions that the bail conditions are perfected or else he should be remanded in prison.

The anti-narcotic agency in a charge marked: FHC/ L/192c/17, alleged that the police inspector currently attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Voke David (now at large), had on May 25, about 1 a.m., at Agemowo junction on Badagry- Lagos Expressway conspired among themselves to transport 49 large bags containing compressed vegetable substance suspected to be cannabis sativa, popularly called marijuana, weighing 2.338 kilograms, in a Volkswagen LT bus marked, FKJ 937 XS.

NDLEA also hinted that the accused was armed with a Jericho Pistol numbered BDA 380425pm 56369, calibre 9.85 CAT 1661 loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Upon his ‘not guilty plea,’ he was admitted to bail by the judge in the sum of N10 million with three sureties in like sum.

Olatoregun admitted bail in the sum of N10million with three sureties in like sum. The Judge also ordered that each of the sureties, who must be landed property owners, should produce evidence of three years’ tax payment and have their addresses and means of livelihood verified.

The judge, however, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of the bail conditions.

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