The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Wednesday arraigned a 35-year-old woman, Dorothy Ifeyinwa in a Federal High Court in Lagos over trafficking 1.72kg of cocaine.

Ifeyinwa, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Following an application for bail moved by her counsel, Mr Ifeanyi Okenyi, the trial judge, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo admitted the accused to bail in the sum of one million naira with two sureties in like sum.

The judge said that one of the sureties must be an officer not below Grade Level 15 in the civil service, and must depose to an affidavit of means.

She added that the sureties must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.

In the charge, the prosecutor, Mr Abu Ibrahim alleged that the accused committed the offence on April 11 at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

He said that during the outward clearance of an Emirate Airline flight from Dubai, 1.72 kg of cocaine was discovered in the possession of the accused person.

The prosecutor said that the accused was consequently arrested and handed to the NDLEA for prosecution.

Ibrahim said that the offence of drug trafficking contravened the provisions of Section 11 (b) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation, 2004.

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