Saturday, June 29, 2013

NDLEA: Tonto Dikeh risks 15 years jail term for posting weed photos on Instagram

Hey guys, hold your breathe 'cos this is really serious. You know what you get for posting weed photos on Instagram? Well maybe you should ask Tonto or at least try speaking to the NDLEA.

For posting the marijuana photos on her instagram page[click here it if u missed the story/pictures], a representative of The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is saying actress Tonto Dikeh could face up to 15 years jail term.

NDLEA spokesman Mr. Mitchell Ofoyejus told Punch

“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.
“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.”
The NDLEA spokesman, however, declined to give any hint on particular steps the agency would take in its investigation, citing reasons bearing on ethics.

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