Fake David Mark remanded for Alleged Drug Dealing 

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An alleged drug baron, Omeje Oliver, who has been using the name ‘David Mark’, to carry out the illicit business, has been remanded in custody of Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS), by a Lagos Federal High Court. 

Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa ordered the remand of alleged imposter, after he pleaded not guilty to two counts charge of unlawful dealing in 950 grams of banned substance, heroin. 

The prosecutor, Mr. Abu Ibrahim, while arraigning the fake David Mark, had sometimes on April 13, 2022, procured one Idokoja Solomon Chukwurah to export 950 grams of Heroin. 

He also told the court that the imposter unlawfully being possession of the banned substance 

The prosecutor told the court that the offences committed by the imposter contravened Sections section 21 (2)(d) and 11(b) and punishable under section 11(b) of the National Orug Law Enforcement Agency Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.  

The imposter pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him. 

Upon his not guilty plea, the prosecutor urged the court to remand him the the custody, till the determination of the charges against him. 

Responding to the prosecutor demands, counsel to the imposter, Mr. Dennis Warri, told the court that he has filed his client’s bail application and same has been served on the prosecutor. 

But the prosecutor told the court that he was just served with that bail application and he needed time to file a counter, due to some salient issues surrounding the case. 

The prosecutor consequently ask for Friday for hearing of the application. 

Justice Lewis-Allagoa after hearing parties, ordered that the defendant be remanded in NCoS’ custody till Friday, when his bail application will be heard  

Charges Against The Defendant Read: “that you Omeje Oliver a.k.a David Mark Adult, Male on or about the 13th April 2022 procured one Idokoja Solomon Chukwurah to export 950 grams of Heroin, a Narcotic Drug and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 21 (2) (d) and punishable under section 11(b) of the National Orug Law Enforcement Agency Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.  

“That you Omeje Oliver a.k.a David Mark Adult, Male on or about the 13th April 2022 without lawful authority exported 950 grams of Heroin, a Narcotic Drug and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishablunder section 11 (b) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Cap N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.” 

 

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