Drug sellers confiscated 111 deserted FG autos

The Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company on Wednesday secured an order from the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Lagos for the ultimate seizure of 111 autos and bikes deserted by alleged drug sellers.

The court docket additionally issued an order directing the company to promote the seized autos and pay the proceeds to the Federal Authorities.

Justice Ayokunle Faji issued the orders after listening to submissions by NDLEA’s lawyer, Abu Ibrahim.

In his movement for ultimate impoundment of the automobile, Abu advised the court docket that the orders sought had been in accordance with Sections 44 (2)(b) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), Part 3 (1)(a)(c) of the NDLEA Act no. 30 of the Regulation of the Federation of Nigeria2040.

He additional said that the request is in accordance with sections 10 (1), (2) (3), 11, 13, 17 (1) (4) of the Proceeds of Crime (Restoration and Administration) Act 2022, and beneath the inherent jurisdiction of the court docket and beneath part 6 (6) (a) of the Structure 19.

The NDLEA lawyer additionally advised the court docket that the explanations for the ultimate confiscation of the autos had been that nobody had expressed curiosity in any of the autos and that they had been now in various levels of dilapidation.

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