- Presidential aide Onochie said the NDLEA has sealed a hotel that belongs to a former governor in Ebonyi state
- Onochie disclosed this via a tweet posted on her verified handle on Tuesday, March 16
- However, the presidential aide did not disclose why the hotel was sealed while the NDLEA has not posted the development on its social media pages
Operatives of the Nigeria Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ebonyi state command, have sealed Grace Court Hotel and Suites, according to Lauretta Onochie.
Onochie who is a social media aide to President Buhari said via a tweet on Tuesday, March 16, that the hotel belongs to a former governor of Ebonyi state, Dr Sam Egwu.
Egwu is currently a senator representing Ebonyi North senatorial zone at the National Assembly.
Her tweet reads:
"Operatives of the Nigeria Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ebonyi State Command, has sealed Grace Court Hotel and Suites, owned by former Governor of the State and Senator Representing Ebonyi North Senatorial zone, Dr. Sam Egwu."
However, at the time of filing this report, checks by Legit.ng indicate that the NDLEA has not posted the case on its social media page as it usually does.
Onochie also did not share the details regarding why the hotel was sealed.
The agency made the disclosure on Monday, March 8, in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Femi Babafemi.
Babafemi stated that the illicit drugs were discovered by the Anambra state command of the agency. He added that 58.5 grammes of cocaine and 13.9 grammes of heroin were the quantity recovered.
Meanwhile, the NDLEA on Thursday, February 25, made a disturbing revelation as to what bandits and criminals now demand as ransom after abducting victims.
Speaking at the inauguration of a special-purpose committee of the NDLEA, the chairman of the agency, Mohammed Buba Marwa, disclosed that from reliable findings, the criminals now ask for hards substances and illegal drugs in exchange for their captives.
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