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Kogi police Commissioner denies knowledge of any ransome paid for release of abducted council boss

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The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Edeh has said he is not aware any ransome was paid to secure the release of Hon. Pius Kolawole, Yagba West Council Chairman who wad abducted at the weekend.

He spoke while confirming his release.
CP Edeh said the Council Chairman regained his freedom through the combined efforts of the Police other sister agencies, hunters and vigilant men.
According to him, technology was deployed in the rescue operation as well as unrelenting pressure mounted through continued search in the forests.
Edeh indicated that the search which commenced on Saturday, saw his men and the team working round the clock until the Chairman was rescued.
He added that, ” I’m however not in the picture of any ransom payment.
The abducted Council Chairman of Yagba West LGA in Kogi State, Hon. Pius Kolawole regained his freedom from his abductors Wednesday
He was abducted on Saturday evening while returning to Kogi State from Ilorin, Kwara State.
A family source said the Chairman was welcomed and received by jubilant supporters and Family members in his hometown Egbe.
The Council Chairman it was gathered is hale and hearty and has reunited with his family and terming supporters.

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Medical Doctor, ex-soldier in NDLEA’s net for selling drugged cookies, cocaine

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A medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma is in deep shit as operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) have pprehended her in Auchi, Edo state for operating an online catering service, Omachi’s kitchen, through which she sells drugged cookies and biscuits.
Director of Media and Advocacy Femi Babafemi of the agency in a statement in Abuja, Tuesday, said, at least 94 pieces of cookies produced with cannabis sativa were recovered from the suspect after surveillance by narcotic officers of the Edo state Command of the Agency on Saturday 19th June, 2021.
He said the officers had stormed her operational base at 1 winners way, Auchi, where she was arrested.
According to Babafemi, 26 yeear old Chioma a graduate of medicine from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka recently completed her housemanship at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
“She has confessed to baking the cookies with skunk in her statement while under interrogation.
Also the director said officers of the Edo Command of the Agency also arrested 30-year-old Emmanuel Ehiramhen, of No. 10 Egan Street Ekpoma for dealing in crack cocaine.
This were coming as 52-year-old ex-Soldier, Ibrahim Musa with 12.167 kilograms of Arizona (cannabis sativa), 4 grams of Cocaine and 25 grams of flunitrazepam by the NDLEA operatives in Kwara State.
According to Babafemi thee suspect was apprehended on Thursday 17th June, 2021 at Oke-Odo, Tanke area of Ilorin metropolis when he arrived from Lagos to supply his customers.
Sgt Ibrahim Musa who worked in the maintenance department at Abati Army Barracks, Lagos from where he was deployed to 117 Battalion in Chibok, Borno State before he deserted the Army had arrived Ilorin in company of his wife, Basirat Musa in his Honda Accord car with registration number JJ 707 BL Lagos with the seized exhibit.
“He was however arrested at the point of delivery by operatives of Kwara State Command of the Agency.
“Under interrogation, Ibrahim revealed that while at Chibok he got the connection of a supplier of Arizona (Cannabis) and other drugs in Lagos who he immediately contacted when he deserted the Army in October 2020.
“He said he decided to go into the illicit drug business to enable him fend for his two wives and three children. The suspect revealed that the latest journey was his second trip to Ilorin to deliver the drugs and decided to travel with one of his wives who was not aware of his mission to Ilorin.”
Reacting to the arrests, Chairman/CEO of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has commended the Edo and Kwara state Commands of the Agency for their vigilance and commitment to the goal of ridding Nigeria of the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse. He charged the Commanders, officers and men of the two Commands and their counterparts across the country not to relent in the discharge of their responsibilities while assuring them that he’ll continue to make their welfare a priority.

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Armed bandits abduct retired Naval Officer’s wife in Kuchiyi area near Kubwa in Abuja

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Armed bandits have kidnapped a retired Naval officer’s wife in Kuchiyi area near Kubwa in Abuja on Sunday Night.

An eye witness told our reporter that a group of heavily armed bandits invaded the area last night shooting sporadically and instilling fears in the residents.

The retired naval officer it was gathered had just retired from service and recently set up a poultry farm in the area where he is also resident.

Speaking on the development, an Abuja resident Mr. Kings Agbor called on the police authorities to establish a major presence in the area to stop the incessant attack on the area.

Kuchibuyi community is a stone throw away from the headquarters of champion faith church, Kubwa Abuja.

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NDLEA apprehends law enforcement officer for dealing in Cocaine

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. *** uncovers heroin in Pakistan-returnee’s anus at Lagos airport

Nemesis has caught up with a serving officer of a law enforcement agency, Popoola Abayomi as he has been arrested by operatives of the Natiknal Drug Law Enforcemwnt Agency (NDLEA) for selling assorted illicit drugs to students of a federal university and cultists in Ogun state.
Director of Media and Advocacy of the Agency Femi Babafemi in a statement said the drug dealer who serves in the Lagos state Command of a security agency was arrested on Wednesday 15th June, 2021 after days of surveillance on his wife’s shop used as his sales point in Camp area of Abeokuta.
Babafemi explained that one of his salesmen, a motorcycle rider known as Ogah was trailed to the location at about 8pm and arrested with six pinches of Colorado weighing 1.17grams.
He said Popoola who has been on the Agency’s watch list was also nabbed with different illicit drugs including codeine -17 bottles; cannabis -22.26grams; tramadol 230 -98grams; 61 tablets of flunitrazepam -23.72grams; 113 tablets of molly -48.16grams and sex drops -43.92grams.
He explained further that having arrested the two suspects, some student union officials of the institution blocked the NDLEA team with their official vehicle.
“The narcotic agents however restrained themselves and after hours of standoff succeeded in moving the suspects to custody.
“In the same vein, one Adelodun Kamaldeen has been arrested by operatives of the Oyo state Command of the Agency at General Area, Ilorin, Kwara State following the interception of a parcel containing cocaine and heroin that weighed 10.5grams and 4.8grams respectively on 13th June.
The statement indicated that, the following day, two ladies; Mary Peter, 40, and Mercy Oladele, 39, were arrested at Total Garden, Ibadan when NDLEA operatives acting on a tip-off, intercepted their commercial micra car.
“The two women were arrested with seven bags of cannabis weighing 77.23kg brought in from Ogbese, Ondo State, to supply a man they simply identified as Alhaji. According to them, they had earlier supplied the same Alhaji two bags before coming with the seven bags they were caught with.
“On Friday 18th June, operatives of the Oyo state Command acting on intelligence also raided the residence of one Alhaji Faruq at Elebu area, Akala expressway, Oluyole LGA, Ibadan, where they recovered 43 ampoules of methylphenidate.
In another development in Kaduna state, Babafemi indicated that a drug trafficker, Segun Abraham was arrested at Panteka area of the state on 17th June with 211.500kg of skunk heading to Kano state.
Meanwhile, he said a Nigerian returning from Pakistan, Ezenyeche Kingsley Ebuka has been arrested by NDLEA operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airpirt, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos with five pellets of heroin weighing 250grams discovered in his anus.
He said the suspect had arrived the ‘D’ arrival hall of the airport on 14th June on Turkish airline flight from Pakistan with the illicit drug inserted in his anus.
Babafemi said the suspect failed to beat the eagle eyes of narcotic officers during inward clearance of passengers on the flight.
While commending the Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and the MMIA Commands of the Agency for sustaining the offensive action against illicit drug trafficking and the cartels running it, Gen. Marwa warned that the NDLEA will not spare any law enforcement agent hiding under the privilege of his uniform to engage in narcotic criminal business.
“Those who think they can sabotage ongoing efforts to rid Nigeria of the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse hiding behind the façade of their uniforms should better think twice because they’ll have NDLEA to contend with. We’ll not only arrest and expose them but we’ll equally prosecute them and seize all assets acquired through the proceeds of their criminal act”, he warned.

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