- A 75-year-old grandpa, identified simply as Usman Bokina Bajama and 21 other suspects have been arrested by operatives of the NDLEA
- The agency in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Femi Babafemi on Sunday, disclosed that tons of illegal drugs were seized in operations across seven states in the country
- Meanwhile, Bajama was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday, in Adamawa where he had a cannabis plantation from where 49kg of the illicit substance was recovered
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 75-year-old grandpa, Usman Bokina Bajama (alias Clemen) alongside 21 other suspects in operations across seven states in the country, Daily Trust reported.
The spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said on Sunday, September 25, in Abuja that during the operations over a million bottles/capsules of banned new psychoactive substance, Akuskura and tramadol, as well as over 2,536 kilograms of cannabis, were seized.
Hard drugs destroyed in Edo and Adamawa states
Also, over 10 hectares of cannabis farms were destroyed in Edo and Adamawa states.
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According to him, the septuagenarian was arrested on Tuesday, September 20, at Mayo Belwa Council Area of Adamawa state where he has a cannabis plantation from where 49kgs of the illicit substance was recovered.
In Kwara state, at least 19,878 bottles of the banned new psychoactive substance, Akuskura were intercepted by NDLEA operatives along the Ilorin-Jebba highway on Wednesday 21st September and two suspects Oladokun Oluwaseun, 49, and Ibrahim Jimoh, 27, were arrested.
“They claimed the consignment packed in 35 jumbo sacks was loaded in Ibadan, Oyo state, and meant for distribution in Jos, Plateau State.”
Other suspects arrested
Earlier, two suspects Ukoro Ifeanyi, 46, and Idowu Toyosi, 20, were arrested with 2,290 capsules of tramadol and 100 bottles of codeine-based syrup at Mararaba park, Ilorin, Kwara State. The drugs were brought in from Onitsha, Anambra state.
In Lagos state, NDLEA operatives acting on credible intelligence intercepted a Volvo truck loaded with 2,146kgs of cannabis at the Sangotedo area of Ajah and three suspects, Abdulazeez Rasheed; Afeez Raheem, and Moshood Suleiman were arrested.
NDLEA confirmed the development
The agency confirmed the development through a post shared on its official Facebook page, accompanied by pictures of the suspects.
Walaha be like wetin again? NDLEA nabs 25-year-old pregnant woman in top south south state
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Auchi, Edo state has arrested a 25-year-old pregnant woman for being in possession of various quantities of illegal substances.
Daily Trust reports that Haruna Favour was arrested by personnel of the NDLEA on Friday, September 9, with 82 pinches of methamphetamine as well as various quantities of Loud, Arizona, and Colorado variants of cannabiis as well as codeine-based cough syrup.
In addition, the personnel of the agency in Gombe also recovered 119,000 tablets and capsules of tramadol; D5 and Exol5 from two drug dealers.
Why Tinubu, Osinbajo, Kalu, Amaechi, Ayade, others must go for drug test, NDLEA boss reveals
Before battling for tickets at the primaries, APC aspirants for various elective positions will have to go through drug integrity tests.
This is the latest requirement stipulated by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday, April 27.
The chairman of the agency, Buba Marwa, has called on the APC's leadership to permit its personnel to conduct the test for aspirants.