Woman, 40, remanded over drug smuggling
A Federal High Court sitting in the Central Area, Abuja, has remanded a 40-year-old woman in prison for smuggling drugs.
The accused, Yemisi Taiwo, was said to have committed the offence, contrary to Section 11 NDLEA CAP N30, Law of the Federation, 2004.
Barrister S.I. Mike, who appeared for the prosecuting officer, Barrister Mike Kassa, told the court that on May 20, the accused, a resident of New Air force barracks, Kubo, phase 1, Abuja was arrested by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) following intelligence information about the shady business of the accused.
Prior to her arrest, the accused was alleged to have been smuggling drugs within Abuja environs. She was caught with 600grams of cannabis and other illicit drugs.
When the charges were read to the accused, she pleaded guilty.
Meanwhile, Barr S. I. Mike has made a plea for adjournment to enable the prosecuting officer, Barr Mike Kassa, to review the case.
Justice O. E. Abang granted the plea and ordered the remand of the accused.
In a related incident, two men were also remanded by Justice O. E. Abang for smuggling substance suspected to be cannabis sativa after they pleaded guilty to the charges.
The duo, identified as Joel Ishaiku (31) and Haruna Musa (25) were prosecuted separately.
Joel Ishaiku was arrested on May 2 with 100grams while Haruna Musa was arrested on May 20 with 5 kilograms of the suspected substance .
Their sentences were, however, adjourned to September 26, following the plea by Barrister S.I. Mike for the purpose of review by the prosecutor of the case, Barrister Mike Kassa.