Saturday, 29 June 2013
Tonto Dikeh Risks 15-yr In Jail For Weed Pictures
Controversial actress and aspiring musician, Tonto Dike may have gotten herself into trouble for posting photos of hemps on the social media, as she may be forced to answer some questions regarding the unlawful act.
This is as the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Friday said it would investigate the act.
Dikeh had on Thursday threw caption to the wind, posting a photograph of a wrapped weed and another which showed ‘Happy birthday POKO’ also formed with weed. She also added an inscription, “Mi smoke ganja, mi smoke weed, while my hatez smoke ma gossip.”
But NDLEA spokesman, Mitchell Ofoyeju, speaking with the PUNCH, said the matter had been referred to the appropriate Department of the Agency and would be probed.
“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, Ofoyeju said.
“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.”
The controversial diva, who shot to fame through her roles in Nollywood, is known for her several indecent acts, as well as love for drugs and alcohol.
Story credits : Dailypost