Tonto Dikeh risks jail term for posting weed photos on Instagram?

Nollywood‘s Rihanna wannabe, Tonto Dikeh, recently put up posts and pictures on her instagram suggesting she was having herself a good time with some weed. The pictures first showed two wraps and then the marijuana itself lying on a table in full view. To her credit she was not daft enough to show pictures of herself actually smoking it.

Well, Nigerian drug law enforcement officers are pi$$ed and don’t seem ready to wait for her to actually go all the way in case other artistes see it as a go ahead to start publicizing pictures of them doing all kinds of hard drugs (no be only de babe o, I am sure there are others doing far worse but she absolutely needed to let us know what a baaaaad girl she is!).

Well, a clear warning has been issued to madam Tonto who i think will be a little more cautious of what she chooses to tell us about her private life going forward.

Babe at the end of the day, na Naija we dey abeg, no be America! The shock value of whatever it is you put up lasts approximately two minutes before we move on to the next scandal leaving you to deal with whatever hot water you may have thrown yourself in.

Anyway, find the warning below.


For posting the marijuana photos on her instagram page, a representative of The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is saying actress Tonto Dikeh faces jail term.

NDLEA spokesman Mr. Mitchell Ofoyejus told Punch

“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.

So if you get 15 years for posting a weed photo on social media, what do you now get for selling and distributing? And what about those who sing about it? I don’t get! Continue…

“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 NDLEA spokesman, however, declined to give any hint on particular steps the agency would take in its investigation, citing reasons bearing on ethics.
Culled from Linda Ikeji’s blog

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