NDLEA apprehends Edo, a wheelchair-bound narcotics dealer

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In Edo State, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency apprehended a cripple who specialized in drug sales from a wheelchair.

It also detained an ex-convict, Sunday Ishaku, for drug selling in Adamawa State.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said Ishaku was apprehended in Hayin Gada, the Imburu Numan Local Government Area of the state, when he proceeded to sell 1.650kg cannabis to an undercover officer.

Babafemi described the suspect as a prominent drug dealer, saying he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in jail for narcotics offenses in 2010.

He added that at the time of his detention, Ishaku’s yellow Press Club motorcycle was being used to supply illicit substances, and N78,120 was confiscated from him as the proceeds of the unlawful activity.

Similarly, the agency apprehended Lucky Aigberenmolen, 42, of Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area, Edo State, when he was peddling in illegal substances from his wheelchair.

In the statement, Babafemi revealed that Aigberenmolen was detained while in possession of 1.3kg of cannabis sativa and 10 litres of monkey tail during a raid on drug joints in various regions of the state.

Another suspect, Mary David, 46, was detained at Ugbegun in the Esan Central region of the state with four litres of monkey tail, while a 19-year-old Osagiede Stephanie was caught at Ekpoma with varied quantities of Colorado, Methamphetamine, and Molly, according to the statement.

In addition, 50kg of cannabis stored in a bush ready for distribution was found in the state’s Irrua district, according to Babafemi.

The statement which highlighted other operations carried out across the country read in part, “A widower, Ariyibi Olaseinde, and a divorcee, Akanbi Tunrayo, who were going for lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos for attempting to export 14.4Kg of cocaine concealed in lace and ankara fabrics.

“Ariyibi was intercepted on Thursday, April 20 at the screening point of MMIA Terminal 2 during outward clearance of Qatar Airways passengers travelling from Lagos via Doha to Medina, Saudi Arabia. When his carry-on bag was checked, four sets of white lace material with linings of substance that tested positive for Cocaine weighing 11.50kg were discovered.

“The suspect who claimed to be a widower and an advertising practitioner said his original plan was to ingest the drugs but had to change his mind after failed attempts to swallow bitter

kola, which he was using to practise the process. He is expected to be paid N1.8m upon successful delivery of the consignment in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

“The previous day, Wednesday, April 19, NDLEA officers at the Terminal 2 of the airport also arrested Silifat Akanbi with 2.90kg cocaine during outward clearance of Qatar Airways passengers from Lagos via Doha to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A search of her hand luggage led to the discovery of six sheets of cocaine weighing 2.90kg concealed in ankara fabrics.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a divorcee and a trader who used to hawk clothes around the Awoyaya area of Ajah, Lagos. Based on information in her statement, a follow-up operation that lasted through the night into the early hours of Thursday, April 20 was carried out, during which the person who recruited her, Adebayo Wasiu, was arrested at No 28, Olateju Street, Mushin, Lagos. Adebayo is the Managing Director of B&T Travel Agency.”

Kelvin Ogenedoro, a 400-level Marine Engineering student at Niger Delta University in Amassoma, Bayelsa state, was also detained for trading in 600 grams of skunk.

on a follow-up operation following the seizure of the package on a commercial bus along Tombia-Amassoma Road, he was apprehended at the university’s gate.

 

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