BY INNOCENT ANABA
LAGOS — Three Bolivians and two Nigerians have been arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, for production, possession and illegal distribution of Methaphetamine, an illicit drug.
The Bolivians, Reuben Jorge, Yhugo Moreno and Yerko Dorado alongside Solomon Uzoka and Basil Ikechukwu are facing a three-count charge of engaging in the illegal production of Methaphetaminen, a narcotic similar to cocaine.
The prosecutor, Mr Femi Oloruntoba, told the court that the Bolivians were apprehended by officers of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on November 2011, following a tip off.
Meantime, trial judge in the matter, Justice Ibrahim Buba, has ordered the remand in prison custody of the accused persons, pending the commencement of their trial.
The accused were apprehended at their residence at No. 38 Dailytimes Estate Satelite town, Lagos.
Their alleged offences contravened sections 12, 14, and 20 of the NDLEA act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.