Saturday, 29 June 2013

Tonto Dikeh Risks 15 Year Jail Term For Posting Weed Photos, NDLEA Investigate

Nollywood star "and aspiring musician", Tonto Dikeh may have a fall-out with NDLEA authorities for posting photos of hemps on the social media, as she may be forced to answer some questions regarding the unlawful act. This is as the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Friday said it would investigate the act. The Future Awards in 2012 named her Actress of the Year had on Thursday threw caution to the wind, posting a photograph of a wrapped weed and another which showed ‘Happy birthday POKO’ also formed with weed. She also added an inscription, “Mi smoke ganja, mi smoke weed, while my hatez smoke ma gossip.” Continue to read the full story ...

NDLEA spokesman, Mitchell Ofoyeju said the matter had been referred to the appropriate Department of the Agency and would be probed. This was his statement: “Our attention has been drawn to the post quite frankly and I can tell you that action will be taken on it. The law is clear and NDLEA has been very clear on the issue. No one is permitted to sell, use, cultivate or encourage the use of Indian hemp in Nigeria. The weed is one of the banned narcotics in the country, Ofoyeju said.

“NDLEA Act Section 14 (b) states that any person who conspires with, aids, abets, counsels, attempts to commit or is an accessory to any act or offence referred to in this act shall be guilty of an offence under this act and liable on conviction to be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not less than 15 years and not exceeding 25 years. “Investigation has not started as of now, but definitely, a step has to be taken on the matter. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse; so, it is obvious that the actress stands the risk of 15 years jail term. The appropriate Department is meeting on the issue for necessary action.”

Is "Poko" in real trouble this time around?

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