Metro Nigeria Navy Officer Sacked for Peddling 14kg of Illicit Drug



A rating of the Nigerian Navy on Wednesday was sacked after 14.55 kg of cannabis sativa (Indian Hemp) was found on him.

According to a statement issued by the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT spokesperson, Elizabeth Ibrahim, the officer was dismissed after he was found guilty of the offence.

“On June 7, 2016, 0ne Ex Seaman H. Umar X13555 was arrested for being in possession of about 14.55kg of illicit substance suspected to be canabis 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 of illicit drugs.

“Accordingly, the ex rating was handed over to the NDLEA for necessary action.

“This is to inform the general public that the ex rating is no longer a member of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


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