Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court Lagos has ordered the re-opening of a bank account containing fifty eight million, five hundred thousand naira (N58, 500,000) suspected to be proceeds of drugs frozen by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The account was frozen with the consent of the Attorney General through the Solicitor General in accordance with the NDLEA Act.
In his ruling on a fundamental right application against the NDLEA, Justice Yunusa ordered the re-opening of the account on the ground that there was no Attorney General at the moment.
But the Chairman/Chief Executive of the anti-narcotic Agency, Ahmadu Giade described the ruling as unacceptable and promised to appeal it.
Giade said: “The true position is that narcotic investigations are incomplete until criminal wealth is traced and confiscated”.