Pregnant Woman, Widow Nabbed With N3.2 Million Fake Notes in Abuja

Pregnant Woman, Widow Nabbed With N3.2 Million Fake Notes in Abuja

  • A pregnant woman and two other people have been arrested by the operatives in possession of N3.2m counterfeit notes
  • According to reports, operatives of the NDLEA intercepted a commercial bus transporting the cash owned by the three suspects at Jabi Park, Abuja
  • The agency’s director of media and advocacy, Femi Babafemi, confirmed the development via a statement on Sunday journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

FCT, Abuja - Three suspects with illegal notes and hard substances have been nabbed by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA).

NDLEA crackdown on illicit drugs, makes fresh arrest
NDLEA arrested a pregnant woman and two others with N3.2m fake notes. Image of one of the suspects arrested by the agency. Photo credit: @ndlea_nigeria
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This is as the agency intercepted a commercial bus conveying N3.2 million counterfeit cash owned by the suspects identified as an eight-month pregnant woman, Favour Peter, 24; Esther Adukwu, 27, and Ochigbo Michael, 39.

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Suspects caught with fake notes, illicit drugs

This was made known in a statement by the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, and shared on the agency’s website on Sunday.

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According to the statement, the three suspects were arrested at Jabi Park in Abuja in a follow-up operation on Tuesday, April 9, following the seizure of the fake naira notes in Lokoja, Kogi state.

Also, Babafemi said that NDLEA officers intercepted 37-year-old Aliyu Lawal along Lokoja-Abuja Road on Monday 8th April and recovered 620 blocks of cannabis weighing 310kg from him.

Ten sacks of the same psychoactive substance weighing 98kg were also seized along the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja expressway by NDLEA operatives from Jama Obodo, 44, in a commercial bus coming from Ilesha, Osun state route Taraba state on Wednesday 10th April.

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NDLEA's Buba Marwa issues warning

Earlier, reported that General Buba Marwa (retired) said that the NDLEA will be tougher on drug baron and their cartels.

Marwa who is the chairman and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the NDLEA said the drug lords will face tough times should they fail to quit their illicit drug businesses.

The NDLEA boss stated that the agency has upped its game in ridding Nigeria of illicit substance abuse and drug trafficking.


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