Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Tonto Dikeh Reacts To NDLEA 15 -Year Jail Term

 The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Friday said controversial Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, risks a minimum of 15 years in jail for encouraging the consumption of hemp. She posted the photos above on her instagram page with the caption:

Mi smoke ganja mi smoke weed while my hatez smoke ma gossip.’ 

NDLEA spokesman, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said the matter would be investigated. He said, “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.“Investigation has not started as of now 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."

In denial, she took to twitter saying:

"It is so easy the misconception that can come from a picture- the genius of technology (photo-shop etc)! If you cannot find me holding a wrap of marijuana then you may want to slow down on your assumptions... We shouldn’t use our platforms to spread half-truths. A fan wrote d words with herbs on my birthday, and I replied: “Thank you #teampoko”. Now how does someone else’s action become my crime?"

Read more of her tweets directly from twitter on @TONTOLET

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