Six members of a drug trafficking syndicate have been arraigned before the Federal High Court, Lagos, for exporting and importing hard drugs to Saudi-Arabia and the United States of America (USA) through posting.
The accused who were arraigned by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, in two separate charges are Olabode Ikotun; Ramon Olanrewaju; Adegboyega Ayodeji, Tayo Ismail, Adekunle Osikomaiya, and Tunbosun Jagun.
The accused were alleged to have committed the offence in August 2029 and were also alleged to have used FedEx Courier Services located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Kakawa, Lagos Island, and NAHCO, Ikeja, Lagos State.
While Olabode Ikotun and Ramon Olanrewaju were alleged to have exported 800 grams of Cocaine to Saudi Arabia, Adegboyega Ayodeji, Tayo Ismail, Adekunle Osikomaiya, and Tunbosun Jagun, were alleged to have imported 485 grams of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called marijuana from the USA .
Arraigning the defendants, Mr. F. Owen Dinneys, told the Court that Olabode Ikotun and Ramon Olanrewaju were arrested in August, at the FedEx Courier Services office located at Awolowo Road, Ikoyi and Kakawa, Lagos Island, where they have gone to send the drug to Saudi Arabia.
He said the defendant packed the Cocaine in a package with tracking numbers 814245601396 and 910729540179.
The prosecutor also told the court that the other four: Adegboyega Ayodeji, Tayo Ismail, Adekunle Osikomaiya, and Tunbosun Jagun, were arrested on August 13, 2020, at FedEx Courier services, NAHCO, Ikeja, Lagos, while receiving the Marijuana in a package with tracking number 395157644451, imported from the USA.
Dinneys told the court that the offences committed by the accused , are contrary to and punishable under sections 11(a); 11(b), and 14(b) of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004