Man, 38, pleads guilty to trafficking in Cocaine, Tramadol, Cannabis

A Federal High Court in Ibadan on Thursday remanded a 38-year-old suspected drug dealer, Lukman Sumonu, who pleaded guilty to trafficking in multiple banned substances.

Justice Uche Agomoh, who ordered Sumonu to be kept in the Agodi Correctional Centre, adjourned the suit until June 29 for the presentation of facts and judgment.

The defendant had pleaded guilty to a five-count charge instituted against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Earlier, counsel to the NDLEA, Mr. Raphael Himinkaiye, told the court that the defendant was arrested for dealing in illicit substances.

Himinkaiye said that Sumonu committed the crime on March 26 at 9.00 p.m. in a premises housing a bar and a restaurant on Awolowo Road, Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State.

He said that the operatives of the agency acted on a tip-off and arrested the defendant with 200g of Cannabis and three grams of Tramadol.

Himinkaiye said that the illicit drugs recovered from the defendant also included three grams of Codeine, 0.4g of Cocaine, and 15g of Rohypnol.

According to the counsel, drug trafficking is contrary to and punishable under Section 11 (C) of the NDLEA Act of 2004.

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