Court Remands 87-Year-Old Woman Over Alleged Drug Dealing
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, has on Thursday, remanded an 87-year-old woman, Agbomabiwon Maria Seriki, at the Lagos State home for old people in Yaba, over alleged illegal dealing in 10.3kg of Cannabis Sativa.
Justice Hadizat Rabiu-Shagari, in her ruling, aid the Old People’s Home will be the woman’s abode pending when any member of her family, who is willing and able to take proper care of her, apply to the court to take her custody.
The convict, a resident of 9, Osunba Street, Oto-Awori, Ijanikin, Lagos had, last week Tuesday, pleaded guilty to a count charge of unlawful dealing in 10.3 kilograms of cannabis sativa, a narcotic similar to cocaine, heroin and LSD, following her arraignment before the court by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
At the resumed hearing of the matter yesterday, NDLEA’s lawyer, Aliyu Abubakar, reviewed the facts of the case. In the process, he tendered some documents and items, which included the convict’s confessional statement, drug test analysis and the bulk of the cannabis sativa seized from her.