Court Sentence DPO, 60 Other Drug Traffickers To Jail

Justice Aminu Garba of the Federal High Court sitting in Minna, has sentenced a dismissed Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Eniola Emmanuel and 60 others to jail term in Niger State for drug trafficking.

Justice Aminu Garba, sentenced the DPO, alongside his accomplice, one Monday George Chika, to 24 months each in the Minna Correctional Centre, for being in possession of 168kg of Cannabis.

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Court Sentence DPO, 60 Other Drug Traffickers To Jail

State Commander of the NDLEA, Haruna Kwetishe, made the disclosure to newsmen in Minna, stating that this was part of the activities of the command in the last six months to the rid the state of drug peddlers.

The dismissed DPO, was arrested for drug trafficking by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Niger state Command early this year.

Also Justice Aminu Garba, convicted the duo of Sani Sule and Yussuf Shehu, for trafficking hard drugs weighing 226kg. While Eze John, was sentenced to 30 months prison term for similar offence.

Eze John in addition to his conviction has forfeited his vehicle a Volkswagon Sharon with registration number ABJ897AL to the Federal Government.

According to the commandant, all the accused persons pleaded guilty to the charges filed against them, adding that between January and July this year, a total of 78 arrests were made by the Command.

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Court Sentence DPO, 60 Other Drug Traffickers To Jail
NDLEA officials

Kwetishe however hinted that the operatives of the Command have begun raiding black spots in Minna, the state capital with a view to arrest miscreants that have been making life unbearable for the people.

He expressed gratitude to the National Chairman of the NDLEA Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd) for the support being given to the state command which has made the job easier, saying that “with Marwa things are getting better” before also expressing gratitude to the state government for supporting the agency.


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