- Three policemen have been dismissed over drug trafficking in Kogi state
- The state police command's public relations officer William Aya confirmed the dismissal of the officers
- Aya declared that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency will handle their prosecution
The Kogi state police command has dismissed three of its officers for their alleged involvement in the trafficking of 30 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the command’s public relations officer William Aya who confirmed this on Wednesday in Lokoja said that the officers were handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for prosecution.
According to him, the officers were dismissed after they were found guilty by a board room trial conducted by the police.
He said that their dismissal followed due process, saying that the NDLEA will handle their prosecution.
It would be recalled that the NDLEA had on November 7 arrested a mobile policeman for escorting a vehicle carrying 30 sacks of Indian hemp out of Lokoja.
The drug was conveyed in a Toyota Picnic car with registration number Kogi KNA 185 LG when it was intercepted by NDLEA operatives.
The policeman who escorted the vehicle was arrested along with two other accomplices as well as the driver of the vehicle.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari instructed law enforcement agencies to charge those found guilty of medicine abuse in Nigeria to court.
President Buhari said his administration is determined to do something urgently to deal with the narcotics challenge in the country.
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