- The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency arrested recently a Brazil-based drug dealer identified simply as Okafor Okwudili Moses
- This development was made public through a statement released by the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi on Sunday, November 21
- Meanwhile, Moses was arrested by operatives of the NDLEA with a banned substance recovered from a toilet at the MMIA in Lagos
Ikeja, Lagos- Okafor Okwudili Moses, a Brazil-based drug dealer was arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over a 2.55 kilograms of banned substance recovered from a toilet at the E-Arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos.
The agency spokesman, Femi Babafemi on Sunday, November 21, in a statement shared on the official Facebook page of the agency, disclosed that the substance was found in the toilet on Friday, November 12, after it was dumped by a trafficker who was quite scared of being caught by narcotic officers on duty at the airport.
Part of the statement reads below:
"The following day, Saturday 13th November, the actual owner of the consignment, Okafor arrived the airport from Brazil via an Ethiopian Airline flight and was promptly arrested.
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"While being interviewed in custody, he confirmed he is the owner of the seized illicit drug."
Reacting to the arrest of Okafor and other suspects as well as the seizures from the states, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men involved in the operations across the commands for sustaining the heat on drug cartels in the country.
"We are proving to the bad guys and merchants of death that well not stay a step ahead of them but two steps in this game, and this we must sustain as we prepare to go into the new year, he charged."
It is dangerous: Don't legalise cannabis, Marwa tells Nigerian lawmakers
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that those advocating for the legalisation of cannabis have been asked not to go ahead with it for the sanity of the country.
This is the position of Buba Marwa, chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), The Cable reports.
Recall that house of representatives had, in May 2021, began moves to legalise cannabis to take advantage of its economic benefits.
NDLEA explains why politicians and students should undergo drug tests
In another news, the NDLEA has advised politicians and students in Nigeria to take drug tests.
According to the chairman of the agency, Brig. General Buba Marwa (retd), politicians seeking public office, and students seeking admission into higher institutions should be made to undergo the tests.
He said those who must hold public offices managing the affairs of Nigerians must have clear minds and not be under the influence of any hard drug.