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Court remands impersonator of David Mark over illegal drugs business

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The Federal High Court in Lagos Monday remanded one Omeje Oliver, who allegedly used the name ‘David Mark’ for illegal drug importation.

The presiding judge, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa ordered that Oliver stay in the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) custody till Friday when his bail application will be heard after Oliver’s ‘not guilty’ plea to a two-count charge of unlawful dealing in 950 grammes of heroin.

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) which arraigned him, alleged that the defendant on April 13, 2022, procured one Idokoja Solomon Chukwurah to export 950 grammes of Heroin.

Prosecution counsel Mr. Abu Ibrahim said the offence contravened sections 21 (2)(d) and 11(b) of the NDLEA Act, 2004.

The Nation reports that following his plea, his lawyer, Dennis Warri opposed the prosecutor’s prayer that Oliver be remanded till the determination of the trial, arguing that he had already filed the defendant’s bail application.

Justice Lewis-Allagoa remanded Oliver till Friday when his bail application will be heard.

The two counts read: “That you Omeje Oliver a.k.a David Mark Adult, Male on or about the 13th April 2022 procured one Idokoja Solomon Chukwurah to export 950 grammes of Heroin, a Narcotic Drug and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 21 (2) (d) and punishable under section 11(b) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

“That you Omeje Oliver a.k.a David Mark, Adult, Male on or about the 13th April 2022 without lawful authority exported 950 grammes of Heroin, a Narcotic Drug and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 11 (b) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Cap N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

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