Wed. Aug 24th, 2022

NDLEA urges speedy trial of drug offenders

The Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in Gombe State, Mrs. Ekaete Egwunwoke has called for the accelerated trial of drug offenders in the State.

Mrs. Egwunwoke, who stated this today in an interview with Newsmen in Gombe State, said the high number of drug offences in the State required swift and decisive responses from all stakeholders.

She urged the Ministry of Justice to collaborate with the court to hasten the conclusion of drug-related cases in the courts.

The Commander said that with the current harsh economic situation in the Country, some youths have resorted to the consumption of drugs to commit crimes.

Mrs. Egwunwoke urged parents and members of the community to remain vigilant and report drug dealers to the relevant authorities for appropriate punishment.

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