THE Anambra State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Tuesday arraigned three male suspects at the Federal High Court inAwka, over illegal possession of cannabis sativa popularly known as marijuana.
The three suspects who were arrested at different locations in the state are facing charges for possessing an estimated total of over five hundred kilogram of the illicit substance.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Ibrahim Gafai, adjourned the case to November 24, for hearing and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending the processing of their bail applications.
Reacting to the case, the Anambra State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr. Sule Momodu, noted that those who go against the law must be made to face its backlash no matter how long it takes.
Mr. Momodu maintained that the agency must see to the end of each case to ensure that justice is served when and where necessary.
Meanwhile, in another development, Corps members in the state embarked on sensitization campaign on Health and environmental sanitation in Awka and environs, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal SDG.
The campaign which started from the NYSC Secretariat Amawbia was headed by the President of the SDG CDS Group Mr. John Miracle
In an interview, Mr. John Miracle explained that Corps members are committed to mobilizing the citizenry towards achieving the SDG.
He also stressed the need to enlighten the people of Awka in order to maintain a clean environment as it is necessary to promoting good health and influx of businesses.
Also speaking, another corps member Miss Uzo-Amaka Stella Ike , encouraged residents of Awka particularly the business community to ensure that they keep their environment clean while carrying out their business activities.