*20-year-old nabbed with 38kg cocaine, heroin, others in Delta
Two drug dealers, Martins Okwor Ejiofor, 31, and Bala Mohammed, 33, who supply bandits drugs have been apprehended by the Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) with a total of 24.450 kilograms of assorted substances meant to be delivered in Gwada, Shiroro Local Government of Niger State where bandits in neighbouring forest buy their illicit drugs.
The Director of Media and Advocacy of the Agency Femi Babafemi in a statement said Gwada has one of the two functional markets bordering the forest where bandits and kidnappers hibernate in Niger State.
He enumerated the drugs seized from the suspects to include Codeine – 7.100kg, Diazepam – 6.400kg and Exol 5 – 10.950kg.
He said the Kwara State NDLEA Command’s Highway Patrol Team along Okolowo (Ilorin) – Jebba Highway intercepted the consignment in a Hiace bus, with registration number: Niger 14 B.40NG, belonging to Niger State Transport Authority on Saturday 5th June, 2021.
“Martins Ejiofor had travelled to Lagos with the second suspect to procure the drugs and deliver to dealers in Gwada.
“During interrogation, he confessed that he had been arrested with over 50 kilograms of cannabis sativa and charged to Court by the Niger State Command of the Agency in 2020. He completed his one-year jail term in March this year and resumed his nefarious illicit drug business.”
According to him, another suspect, Usman Abass, 38, was arrested with 6.8kg cannabis sativa concealed in a sack containing used clothes, which the suspect bought at Alaba International Market in Lagos.
“The suspect upon interrogation claimed that one Baba gave him the exhibit to deliver to one Lawali in Daura, Katsina State before his arrest by a team of the Command’s operatives attached to Jebba Area Command during a routine stop and search operation.
“The suspect confessed that he had transported cannabis sativa once to Katsina and that the latest trip was his second.”
According to the director, the previous day, Friday 4th June, operatives of the Delta State Command of the Agency arrested 20-year-old Chukwujeku Lucky at Ogwashi Uku, Delta State with multiple drugs weighing 38.90 kilograms. “Some of the drugs seized from his apartment where he serves as a salesman include: 68 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 38.7kg; 498 pinches of cocaine (50.9 grams); 33 pinches of heroin (4.4 grams); 304 capsules of Tramadol (91grams); 72 tablets of Swinol (27 grams), and 26 grams of Methamphetamine.”
While commending the Commanders, officers and men of both Kwara and Delta state Commands for the arrests and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) said the development would in no small measure reduce the availability of illicit substances available to bandits and other criminal elements who take them as enhancers of their evil enterprise. He charged them to remain vigilant and continue to acquaint themselves with the latest disingenuous modes of concealment and transportation of illicit drugs by defiant traffickers.
Armed bandits abduct retired Naval Officer’s wife in Kuchiyi area near Kubwa in Abuja
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.
NDLEA apprehends law enforcement officer for dealing in Cocaine
. *** 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.
FCT police nabs killer of unidentified woman, foils robbery attempt
The FCT Police Command has arrested one suspect for culpable homicide along Kasuwa-Dere, Gwagwalada axis.
The polce public relations officer of the command ASP Yusuf Mariam, in a statement issued in Abuja on Suday said the s 20year old sspect, ne Danladi Abubakar was arrested by Police detectives from Gwagwalada Division over the gruesome murder of a yet to be identified middle-aged woman following a tipoff.
She explained that the suspect who was identified by another victim confessed to being a member of a notorious phone snatching syndicate operating along Gwagwalada axis. Exhibits recovered included a sharp knife used for stabbing the deceased and a techno phone belonging to the late woman.
In a related development, Police Operatives from Kubwa Division foiled an armed robbery attempt at a Hotel along Kubwa axis.
“The Operatives who were on routine patrol engaged the robbers in a fierce gun duel, however, one of the suspects who sustained serious gunshot injuries, was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Exhibits recovered from the deceased suspect the statement said, included one berratta pistol, three rounds ammunition, a silver Mazda space wagon and plate numbers.
She said efforts ae in top gear to arrest the fleeing suspects.
According to her all the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
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