NDLEA JAILED 475 DRUG OFFENDERS IN 3 MONTHS
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said no fewer than 475 persons were convicted and sentenced to various jail terms between September and November, 2021.
This followed charges filed against them by the NDLEA at Federal High Courts across the Country. NDLEA says the figure represents a portion of the over 1,000 traffickers that were jailed between January and November for various drug offences.
According to the Anti-Narcotic Agency, a total of 73 persons were convicted in September alone, with Jigawa state recording the highest figure of 15 convicts, followed by Adamawa -14 and FCT-11. Jigawa State also topped the chart of the 150 convictions recorded by the Agency in October, with 14 convicts, followed by Niger-13; Katsina-12; Taraba-11 and Lagos- 11.
Adamawa and Abia states had the highest conviction figure in November with 23 each out of a total of 252 convictions recorded by the anti-narcotic agency in the past month, while FCT had 21 and Plateau- 14.
Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa commended the various State Commands and the Directorate of Prosecution and Legal Services of the Agency for their commitment to diligent prosecution of court cases.
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