A-G grieves over lost drug cases in court

Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrissu - Attorney-General

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, has expressed dissatisfaction at the increasing loss of narcotic cases at the law courts.

She has, therefore, called for the transformation of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) for it to be able to gather the need­ed evidence against suspected drug dealers.

She was speaking in an interview with journalists in Abuja, Nigeria, last Friday dur­ing the opening of the ninth Ministerial Meet­ing and 10th anniversary of the Intergovernmental Action Group Against Money Laun­dering in West Africa (GIABA).

Mrs Mould-Iddrisu said the government had succeeded in reducing the number of narcotic cases in the country, adding, however, that NACOB had lost several cases against suspected drug dealers recently which did not help the fight against drug trafficking in the country.

She claimed that there was a conspiracy by some individuals at the country’s ports to shield evidence against suspected drug deal­ers, for which reason the country needed a stronger NACOB that would be able to fish out strong evidence from the ports and other quarters to win cases against suspected drug dealers.

Mrs Mould-lddrisu again expressed worry over the incidence of cyber fraud in the country, noting that the youth were mainly the per­petrators of cyber fraud.

According to her, the youth succeeded in defrauding their victims, mainly Europeans, of hundreds of dollars.

Mrs Mould-lddrisu said her office had intensified efforts at prosecuting suspected cyber fraudsters.

Source: Daily Graphic

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