The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Enugu state on Tuesday arraigned Paul Enyivigbo before a Federal High Court for alleged possession of one hectare of cannabis sativa. The prosecuting counsel, J. O. Momodu, told the court that Enyivigbo, until his arrest, was a drop-out of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). He said the accused was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, selling and possession of such quantity of unlawful substance.
According to him, a concerned citizen who pleaded anonymity reported the matter with details and address of the accused farm plantation.
He also said that the accused has being in the business for the past two years without the knowledge of his parents.
“The parents said that the accused has been collecting school fees, accommodation fee, feeding money, etc, from them pretending to be in school while he is not,” he said.
Counsel to the accused,Ifeanyi Ugwuja said that his client has a cassava plantation at Agu-Opi farm settlement but definitely not cannabis sativa plantation.
Justice Dorothy Agishi, adjourned the matter to Oct. 2 for continuation of hearing.