NDLEA Photo News: Uber Driver Tops List of Arrests in Abia, Nasarawa, Edo, Kogi, Kano, Ogun, Ondo, FCT Raids

An attempt by a 25-year-old Uber driver, Joshua Henry to deliver a consignment of 26.2 grams of Loud picked in Abuja to a customer in Keffi, Nasarawa state on Monday, February 12, was thwarted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives who intercepted him. In the same vein, 54-year-old Dada Adedara was on Wednesday, February 14, arrested in the Dan Bare area of Kano State, northern Nigeria, with 468 blocks of cannabis weighing 246.4kg. On the same day, operatives in Ogun state arrested the duo of Kafayat Junaid and Sakirat Osoanu with 13kg of cannabis sativa.

Dada Adedara, 54, with 468 blocks of cannabis weighing 246.4kg
The duo of Kafayat Junaid and Sakirat Osoanu with 13kg of cannabis sativa

In Kogi state, a suspect, Charles Chike, 45, was arrested by NDLEA operatives in a hotel in Lokoja on Friday 16th Feb. with 290 blocks of compressed cannabis weighing 116kg. The exhibit was concealed in the boot of a blue Honda Accord car marked Abuja ABC 853 SL, which took off from Ekiti state en route to Abuja. Not less than 227kg of the same substance was recovered from Atoshi camp, Emure-Ile, Owo LGA, Ondo State, southwest of Nigeria, while two suspects: John Jonathan and Emmanuel Alex were arrested.

Operatives in Edo state acting on intelligence on Wednesday 14th Feb. intercepted a consignment of methamphetamine coming from Onitsha, Anambra state to Lagos, in a Toyota Sienna bus marked Anambra NZM 347 ZL. The meth consignment weighing 0.966kg was concealed inside a cassava-made local food item, an African salad popularly called “Abacha”. The driver of the vehicle, Afamefuna Ibeawuchi Kingsley, 42, was arrested in connection with the seizure. On the same day, a team of NDLEA officers also intercepted a Peugeot 406 space wagon car driven by Akhere Fardam, 47, along Uromi road in Esan Northeast LGA. A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of 865 bottles of codeine; 2,600 pills of tramadol and 600 tabs of Swinol and Rohypnol.

Afamefuna Kingsley Ibeanuchi, 42, caught in possession of 0.966 kg of Methamaletamine
Akhere Fardam, 47, was caught in possession of 865 Bottles of CSP Codeine, 2400 Capsules of Tramadol 100mg, 200 Tablets of Tramadol 225mg, 300 Tablets of Swinolhere and 300 Tablets of Rohypnol

In Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, NDLEA operatives conducted raid operations in the Kubwa area of the FCT during which they arrested Tawa Wasiu, 47, and Iliya Ibrahim, 18, with 10.5kg cannabis, 13.5 grams of diazepam and 2.9 grams of tramadol tablets. Another suspect, Yaro Bala, 27, was arrested on Thursday 15th Feb. with 50.5kg cannabis during a stop and search operation along Abaji/Abuja highway on his way from Auchi Edo state to Paiko, Niger State, north-central Nigeria, with the same vigour, the various commands of the Agency across the country continued with the War Against Drug Abuse, WADA, advocacy campaign in the past week. Some of them include WADA sensitization lecture for students and teachers of St. Theresa’s College Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Oyo state; students and staff of Banma Girls Day Secondary School, Bida, Niger state; students of Dame High School, Abatete, Anambra state; students of Government Day Secondary School, Tudun Saibu, Soba LGA, Kaduna state; students of Community Comprehensive Secondary School, Obinagu, Udi LGA, Enugu state and students of Government Girls Secondary School, Garo, Kano state.

Tawa Wasiu, 47, and Iliya Ibrahim, 18 (Not in the mug shot), with 10.5kg cannabis, 13.5 grams of diazepam and 2.9 grams of tramadol tablets

While commending the officers and men of the MMIA, Abia, Nasarawa, Edo, Kogi, Kano, Ogun, Ondo, and FCT Commands of the Agency for their outstanding feats in the past week, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) applauded their counterparts in all the commands across the country for intensifying their WADA advocacy lectures thus creating a fair balance between their drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction efforts.

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