Drug Czar Marwa assembles on Parliament to remove fine option clause for traffickers
Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brig. General Buba Marwa (retired) called on the National Assembly to remove the clause allowing fines to be imposed on drug abusers.
The anti-drug king told lawmakers that removing the clause that allows for the imposition of fines on drug offenders from the NDLEA, which is currently being amended by the National Assembly, would increase the deterrent effect of prosecutions and convictions.
Marwa said this in a speech on Wednesday defending NDLEA’s 2022 budget proposal before the Senate Drug and Drug Administration, chaired by Senator Hezekiah Dimka.
He said that while he visited the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Judge John Tsoho, over the ridiculous options for the fine imposed on some drug dealers, he nevertheless said that the clause that allows judges to use discretionary powers to give options for a fine would be allowed with a jigsaw Marwa, defending the allocation of 38.1 billion N.
He said, “And so we want to thank President Muhammadu Bukhari, Minister of Finance, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and, more importantly, the leadership of the National Assembly and this esteemed Committee on Drugs and Drugs for all the support they have given us. we need to make the progress that is being talked about today. ”
In his opening remarks, the chairman of the committee, Senator Hezekiah Dimka, congratulated Marwa “on the successes the agency has made since taking office,” adding that “there is no doubt that his approach and way of action to combat drug trafficking and our shores are extraordinary. ”
Other committee members, including Vice-Chair Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, expressed support for the good work the NDLEA is doing and pledged to increase and adopt the budget so that the agency can do better next year.