Court orders destruction of 14 containers loaded with Tramadol

A federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the destruction of 14 containers loaded with proscribed drug, Tramadol.
The Tramadol was confiscated at Apapa Wharf, Lagos, by the Nigeria Customs Services (NCS).

Justice Saliu Saidu gave the order yesterday while granting an ex-parte application filed NCS’s counsel, Mr. Ogunlowo Bisi.

The counsel said the order sought from the court was brought pursuant to Order 26, Rule 8 (1) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2009 and provision of sections 167 and 169 (1) and Schedule 3 of the Nigeria Customs Services Management Act Cap. C. 45 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria; 2004.

The NCS has asked the court for an order authorizing it to destroy the contents of all 14 containers as listed in the schedules marked “A” annexed to the affidavit in support of the motion.

Justice Saidu, after listening to the applicant’s submission, said: “I have listened to the submission of the counsel as well as gone through the affidavit in support of the application and the written address and the attached exhibits. The application is hereby granted as prayed.”

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