Court sends ex-convict to prison for attempting to kill NDLEA Commander

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A Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday remanded an ex-convict, Tope Adedayo, in prison for storming NDLEA office and demanded to kill two officials of the agency.

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The judge, Justice D.U Okorowo, ordered that Adebayo, who demanded to kill National Drug Law Enforcement Agency state commandant and its prosecutor be remanded in Ado-Ekiti prison.

Okorowo adjourned the case till Oct.,20 for hearing

The NDLEA Prosecutor, Mr Charles Ugwuja, told the court that the accused on Oct.,11 came to agency’s office with dangerous weapons and demanded to kill the state commander.

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The charge against the accused reads: “That you, Tope Adedayo on Oct.,11,2016 within the jurisdiction of this court without lawful authority came to NDLEA office at No 12 Akinsola Street, off Iworoko Road, Ado-Ekiti with dangerous weapons.

“The weapons includes, Jackknife/Kitchen knife and a plier demanding to see the State Commander of NDLEA and prosecutor Ekiti Command, who have previously jailed him in two occasion to kill them.

“Thus creating a serious security breach within the office premises and obstructing the officers on legitimate duty.

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Ugwuja said the offence contravened Section 49(a) of NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

NAN reports that the accused who was not represented by any counsel pleaded not guilty to the one count charge.

Adebayo told the court that he was released from priosons two weeks ago.

The agency recently arrested a a deaf and dump man for drug peddling.

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