- The NDLEA on Monday, October 2, announced that it has discovered Tramadol pills worth N8.86 billion in a VGC mansion, Lekki, Lagos
- According to the agency, the building and pills belong to the chairman of Autonation Motors, Ugochukwu Nsofor Chukwukadibia
- The southeast billionaire was said to have housed 443 cartons of Tramadol Hydrochloride 225mg, which contains 13, 451, 466 pills of the drug in his mansion
Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos - Ugochukwu Nsofor Chukwukadibia, the chairman of Autonation Motors, has been discovered to be in possession of 13.4 million Tramadol pills which he warehoused in a mansion at Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos.
This revelation was made on Monday, October 3, by the National Drug Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), PM News reports.
The spokesman of NDLEA, Femi Babfemi, said officials of the agency, using reliable intelligence, tracked and seized the tramadol pills worth not less than N8.86billion.
According to Babafemi, five exotic vehicles were found in Chukwukadibia's mansions, out of which two SUVs including a bullet jeep have been removed to the agency’s office in the state.
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Giving his report on the arrest, Babafemi said:
"Following credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives on Friday 30th September stormed the Plot A45 Road 2 home of the 52-year-old billionaire drug kingpin.
"A search of the expansive mansion led to the discovery of 443 cartons of Tramadol Hydrochloride 225mg, which contains 13, 451, 466 pills of the drug while some cartons were already burnt in a fire incident in the house same day.
"Before his arrest, Ugochukwu who hails from Ihiala local government area of Anambra state has been on the Agency’s watch list as one of those behind the tramadol drug cartel in Nigeria.
"Preliminary investigation shows that he has about six mansions within the VGC, one of which he uses to warehouse the tramadol consignment, while he lives in the one at Plot Z-130 Road 67 and another as his office..."
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Pastor Anietie Okon Effiong, a trans-border drug dealer, had been arrested by operatives of the NDLEA.
A statement released by Babafemi on Sunday, August 7, indicates that Effiong was arrested with three drums of crystal methamphetamine, locally called Mkpuru Mmiri, believed to have been imported from India.
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