A Nigerian woman has been remanded by the Seychelles Supreme Court on charges of conspiracy to import and traffic an illicit drug (drug trafficking).
The 52-year-old woman was arrested at Seychelles International Airport on Thursday after her arrival on an Ethiopian Airline flight.
The arrest followed a search, discovery, and seizure of 250 grams of suspected cocaine.
The Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, has a zero-tolerance policy towards drug trafficking and importation.
If found guilty, the maximum sentence for the offense is life imprisonment.
The woman will remain in detention while the case is ongoing.
This incident underscores the Seychelles government’s commitment to fighting drug trafficking and related crimes.
The authorities have been stepping up efforts to combat drug-related offenses in recent years, and this arrest is a reflection of their determination to keep the country free from illegal drugs.
The Seychelles Supreme Court will continue to hear the case, and the Nigerian woman will have an opportunity to defend herself against the charges.
However, this arrest should serve as a warning to anyone who attempts to traffic drugs in the Seychelles that the authorities will not hesitate to enforce the law and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent.
In other news, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has fixed April 15th for the conduct of all outstanding governorship, National and State Assembly supplementary elections.
The announcement was made known by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi on Monday. \
According to him, the decision was made at a meeting held by the Commission on the same day.
Oyekanmi further stated that a detailed official statement would be released shortly by the electoral body.
The conduct of supplementary elections had been pending due to inconclusive polls in some states, where no candidate met the constitutional requirement of securing the highest number of votes cast and also having at least 25% of the votes in at least two-thirds of the local government areas in the affected states.
This development has generated a lot of interests, with many Nigerians hoping that the outcome of the supplementary polls would help address the lingering political disputes in some states.
With the scheduled date now set, all eyes will be on INEC to ensure the timely and transparent conduct of the supplementary elections.