Nigerian man caught with drugs gets bail

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 10:43, Jan 08,2021


The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a High Court order that approved bail for a Nigerian national on the condition that he surrender his passport.

The Appellate Division bench led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order.

Nigeria’s Azah Anawchukwa Onianusi, accused of possessing a commercial quantity of contraband material, was sued in a drug case.

Advocate BM Illias Kochi and barrister Bibhuti Tarafder stood for Azah while deputy attorney general Bishwajit Debnath represented the state.

‘The bail granted to the Nigerian national will continue till the end of the trial,’ Bibhuti Tarafder said.

The Nigerian was arrested with crystal methamphetamine beside a city hotel on June 27, 2019.

Later more narcotics were seized from his house and a case was filed against him with Bhatara police.

On September 30, the High Court approved bail for Azah. Later an appeal was filed challenging the order.

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