The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday arraigned a 38-year-old woman before a Federal High Court in Lagos, over drug trafficking. The accused, Alake Abdulrazaq, is standing trial on a one-count charge bordering on the offence. She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, Mr Abu Ibrahim, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 12. He said that she was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, during the outward clearance of passengers onboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to India. Ibrahim said that about 4. 5kg of Cocaine was recovered from the accused, which she concealed in a neat wrap.
The offence is said to have contravened the provisions of Section 11 (a) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation, 2004.
The offence of drug trafficking can attract as much as life imprisonment. Justice Saliu Saidu, following an application for bail by defence counsel, Mrs Lilian Omotunde, granted the accused bail in the sum of N10 million with two sureties in like sum. He adjourned the case to Feb. 2, 2016, for trial.