Tonto Dikeh risks jail term for posting weed photos on Instagram?
For posting the marijuana photos on her instagram page, a representative of The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is saying actress Tonto Dikeh faces jail term.
NDLEA spokesman Mr. Mitchell Ofoyejus told Punch
“Our attention has been drawn to the
post quite frankly and I can tell you that action will be taken on it.
The law is clear and NDLEA has been very clear on the issue. No one is
permitted to sell, use, cultivate or encourage the use of Indian hemp in
Nigeria. The weed is one of the banned narcotics in the country.
“NDLEA Act Section 14 (b) states that
any person who conspires with, aids, abets, counsels, attempts to commit
or is an accessory to any act or offence referred to in this act shall
be guilty of an offence under this act and liable on conviction to be
sentenced to imprisonment for a term not less than 15 years and not
exceeding 25 years.
So if you get 15 years for posting a weed photo on social media, what do you now get for selling and distributing? And what about those who sing about it? I don’t get! Continue…
but definitely, a step has to be taken on the matter. Ignorance of the
law is not an excuse; so, it is obvious that the actress stands the risk
of 15 years jail term. The appropriate department is meeting on the
issue for necessary action.”
to give any hint on particular steps the agency would take in its
investigation, citing reasons bearing on ethics.