NDLEA arrests ex-lawmaker over possession of Indian hemp

published on Saturday, 25 January 2014

The Adamawa Command, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an ex-lawmaker in possession of 81.9 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp).The arrested was confirmed on Saturday to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola, by the NDLEA Commander, Hassan Zungeru, adding that the suspect was charged to court."The suspect, a former lawmaker is being prosecuted at the Federal High Court Yola," Zungeru said.Vanguard reports:Zungeru said the former Assemblyman, who was in the state assembly in 1992, was arrested with the exhibit in Jada town."Following intelligence report of  suspicious illicit activities by the ex-lawmaker, the agency  after  several months of monitoring, finally arrested him,"  Zungeru said.The commander commended the courts in Yola for their demonstration of professionalism in the acceleration and prosecution of drug suspects.He mentioned shortage of personnel and patrol vehicles as the major challenges facing the agency in Adamawa.