Naval personnel allegedly found in possession of 14.5 kilogrammes of Indian Hemp (cannabis sativa) has been dismissed and handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for prosecution.
According to a statement signed and issued by spokesperson of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft, Lieutenant Elizabeth Ibrahim, the officer was dismissed after he was arrested with the substance, summarily tried, and found guilty of the offence.
The statement reads: “On June 7, 2016, one Seaman, H. Umar, X13555, was arrested for being in possession of about 14.55kg of illicit substance suspected to be cannabis sativa.
“The ex-rating was summarily tried and the legal review of the trial indicated that the accused was properly charged and due process was complied with during the trial.
“He was found guilty and the sentence of dismissal was awarded to him for peddling illicit drugs.
“Accordingly, the ex-rating was handed over to the NDLEA for necessary action.
“This is to inform the general public that he is no longer a member of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Anyone who transacts business with him does so at his or her own risk”.