ISBN 9789785669060
Pages 576
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Published 2019
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Drug Abuse and Trafficking in Nigeria

Law, Practice and Ancillary Matters

by Moses Ediru

At a time like this when the efforts in Nigeria and, indeed, the entire world to curb the menace of drug abuse and trafficking appear to be less than adequate, the need to properly understand the subject before deploying states apparatus becomes paramount. Many writers on this subject have often confused medical law with drug laws, drug abuse with drug misuse, leading to the conclusion that all drugs are liable to abuse. Most worrisome are the inadequacies and inefficiency of Nigerian drug law, which in turn have engendered deficient implementation strategies, leading to a judicial prolapse in the interpretation of relevant penal provisions. It is, therefore, hoped that the academia, enforcement institutions, practising lawyers and, in particular, the judiciary will find the modest contributions in this work useful.

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About the Author

Moses Ediru

Dr Moses Ediru, B.Pharm (Hons), LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD (Law), BL, mnim, maw, was until recently a lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.