By Oladipupo Mojeed

The Nigerian Navy has dismissed a seaman for alleged illegal drug possession.

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Seaman, Haruna Umar was dismissed and handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) after a court martial found him quilty of possessing 14.55kg of marijuana.

He was arrested in June last year after he was caught with the drugs.

A statement signed by the spokesperson for the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Lieutenant Elizabeth Ibrahim, warned the public not to transact business with him.

She said: “On June 7, 2016, Seaman H. Umar, with force number X13555, was arrested for being in possession of about 14.55kg of an illicit substance suspected to be cannabis Sativa.

“He was summarily tried and the legal review of the trial indicated that the accused was properly charged and due process was complied with during the trial.

“He was found guilty and the sentence of dismissal was awarded to him for peddling illicit drugs.

Accordingly, the ex-rating was handed over to the NDLEA for necessary action.

“This is to inform the public that the ex-rating is no longer a member of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Anyone who transacts business with him does so at his or her own risk.”