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Naval rating dismissed for being in possession of Indian hemp

The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday dismissed a rating, Seaman H. Umar, who was found with 14.55 kg of weed that tested positive for cannabis sativa…

The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday dismissed a rating, Seaman H. Umar, who was found with 14.55 kg of weed that tested positive for cannabis sativa (Indian Hemp). The dismissed rating has since been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for prosecution.

A statement by the Spokesperson of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Lt. Elizabeth Ibrahim, disclosed that the suspect was dismissed after he was found guilty following an orderly room trial.

The Navy statement read: “On June 7, 2016, 0ne Ex Seaman H. Umar X13555 was arrested for being in possession of about 14.55kg of illicit substance suspected to be canabis sativa. The ex rating was summarily tried and the legal review of the trial indicated that the accused was properly charged and due process was complied with during the trial. He was found guilty and the sentence of dismissal was awarded to him for peddling of illicit drugs.”