Nigerian Man Charged In Uganda After Allegedly Being In Possession Of Cocaine Valued At ‘N905 Million.

Nigerian man charged in Uganda after allegedly being in possession of cocaine valued at 'N905 million.

A Nigerian Man who turned into arrested in Uganda after allegedly being in ownership of 320 grammes of cocaine worth sh244.4m (N905m), has been charged and remanded in prison.

37-year-old Madu Chima turned into arrested along one Ibanda Abubakali, 31, a safety defend connected to Pinnacle Security Limited.

Appearing earlier than Grade One Magistrate Abert Asiimwe, the duo pleaded now no longer responsible to prices of obtaining prohibited goods, trafficking in a narcotic drug or psychotropic substance, and uploading prohibited goods.

They also face charges of conspiracy to contravene a provision of the East African Community Customs Management Act and trying to contravene a provision of the Narcotic Drugs Act.

According to the Act, any individual who commits the offence is accountable on conviction to imprisonment for a time period now no longer exceeding 5 years or to a nice identical to fifty percentage of the dutiable fee of the products involved, or both. 

Court heard that on August 6, 2020, at Makindye in Kampala, Madu Chima obtained a cocaine bundle from Ibanda Abubakali that turned into shipped via way of means of DHL Airway invoice HAWB 2154260544  from Columbia thru the US of America, which bundle he knew or have to have moderately regarded to be prohibited.’

The have been arrested after Ibanda obtained a name from DHL to choose the consignment. 

According to courtroom docket document, whilst Ibanda were given to the DHL office, he did not have the monitoring variety and needed to get it from his friend ‘John’ who in this situation is Madu Chima.  As Ibanda turned into delivering the consignment to Chima, the pair have been arrested.

During police interrogation, the duo denied information of the content material they obtained, however Chima admitted that the bundle turned into for his Nigerian friend, one Ozo, who did not come for it because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Chima, in line with the price sheet, is a businessperson and a resident of Salama road, Makindye Division in Kampala.  He were given to know  Ibanda from the Post Office, wherein he works as a safety defend.

State Prosecutor Stuart Aheebwa, connected to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) knowledgeable the court that investigations with inside the be counted are incomplete and requested the court to adjourn the case.

“I pray for an extended adjournment to permit police to finish investigations,” he requested.

According to him, he could use that point to collect a file as a way to be used to pin the accused of the crime at some point of the listening to of the case.

This caused the Justice of the Peace to remand the accused and counseled him to get sureties of Ugandan nationals in a bid to get bail.

The case turned into adjourned to August 25, 2020


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