From Joseph Asegba, Yola
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Adamawa State command has secured 57 convictions from January to December last year.
In the 2020 score card activities, the state commander of the agency, Idris Mohammed Bello, at a press conference, said those convicted included 56 males and one female.
“The command had 57 convictions – 56 males and one female – with various jail sentences ranging from eight months to five years, while the age ranges of the convicts were between 18 and 50 years,” he revealed.
The NDLEA boss also revealed that 58 cases are still pending in the Federal High Court.
He said during the year, a total of 200 suspects have been arrested and a seizure weighing 2,083.369kg was made.
“A total of 200 suspects, 193 males and seven females were arrested and seizure of illicit drugs weighing 2,083.369kg cannabis sativa 1,839.338kg and psychotropic substances 244.030kg was made,” he added.
It was also noted that in drug demand reduction, 30 clients, 25 males and five females, were admitted last year and 17 of them were discharged and three relapsed cases were reported as he said.
He said the age range of the clients ranges between 16 and 49 years, adding that the agency also carried out drug prevention education in the form of lectures, media talk shows and drug free club programmes throughout the state.