The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arraigned an Assistant General Manager of Skyway Handling Company (SAHCO), Olajide Kafidipe, and seven other employees of the company before a Federal High Court, Lagos for alleged drug trafficking.
The NDLEA docked Mr. Kafidipe and others before Justice Deinde Dipeolu on four counts of conspiracy, unlawful importation and possession of 1,440 kilograms of Tramadol.
Other defendants in the case are Sanyaolu Rasheed Oladele, Musa Mutalib Opeyemi, Sanamo Alla Daniel, Anuge Evans Isibor; Mahmud Agboola Musa, Udeh Felix and Obinna Henry.
The prosecutor, Abu Ibrahim, had earlier informed the judge that the defendants conspired with the trio of Mubarak Sarki Salami, Abdullahi Aliyu, a.k.a Aboki and Auwal Monday, who are also staff of the company, but now at large, to commit the offences on or about October 25, 2023.
Justice Dipeolu is expected to hear their bail applications today, he also adjourned the case to January 24 for the commencement of the trial.