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A suspected drug baron, Olife Victor Chidi, who went underground for 10 years after his arrest for allegedly trafficking 7.5kg of heroine, has been arraigned at Lagos Federal High Court.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arraigned Chidi on Friday before Justice Muhammad Liman. He is facing a two-count charge of unlawful dealing in 7.5kg of heroine, a banned narcotic.
The prosecutor, Mr. Oigoga Ichakpa told the court that Olife committed the offence on May 27, 2010, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, alongside one Oke Ningo, who is still be at large.
Ichakpa said the suspected drug baron, became a fugitive after he was granted administrative bail by his agency.
He said it took the agency’s extra efforts in ‘fishing him out’ of his hiding place.
The judge ordered that the defendant be remanded in the custody of Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) till the fulfillment of the bail terms.
He adjourned the matter till April 14 for trial.