National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, yesterday arraigned a man described as the most wanted drug trafficker in Anambra State, Ikejiaku Sylvester Chukwunwe (a.k.a) Blessed Benita on 13-count charge.
Also dragged to court by the agency were Oluchi Nduaguba and John Atuenyi. The trio who were brought before the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra state presided over by Justice Isa Gafai pleaded not guilty to all their charges.
Chukwunwe in the 13-count charge was accused of conspiracy to form and operate a drug trafficking organisation to process and export Methamphetamine-a drug similar to cocaine, heroin using couriers and cargoes.
He was also charged for unlawfully engaging in the organisation, management and financing of a drug trafficking outfit by the production and exportation of methamphetamine.
The charge indicated that between 2010 and 2015, Chukwunwe conspired to convert the proceeds of illicit traffic in Narcotic and Psychotropic substances into legitimate enterprises, an offence against section 18(a) of Money Laundering Act, 2011 and punishable under section 15(1)and (2).
He was also charged for converting of the proceeds directly from the illicit traffic in narcotic substances into real property and physical assets in different locations in Lagos and Anambra states.
Oluchukwu Nduaguba and John Atuenyi were charged differently on six count charge on the same matter.
Their lawyers, Chief Benson Ndakara and Emmanuel Okenyi made applications for their bail, but the prosecuting counsel, Lambert Nor opposed to it.
After hearing from both the defence and prosecuting counsels, the Presiding Judge adjourned the ruling for their bail application to July1, 2015 while further hearing on the substantive matter was adjourned to November 3rd and 4th, 2015.

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