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How Man Who Sold Illicit Drugs In Wheelchair, Ex-Convict, Others Were Arrested In NDLEA Raids




Details have emerged on how the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, ND­LEA, arrested an alleged notorious drug dealer, 45-year-old Godwin Emuneyin who is physically challenged who used his wheelchair as cover to deal in illicit substances such as meth­amphetamine and cannabis in Afuze, headquarters of Owan East local government area of Edo State.

The suspect was arrested on November 7 at his base in Afuze following credible intelligence.

Femi Babafemi, NDLEA Di­rector, Media & Advocacy, disclosed this in a release, adding that at the time of his arrest, a wooden box used to conceal illicit substances including 18 pinches of methamphetamine, one block and 71 wraps of cannabis, was re­covered from him.

In other interdiction opera­tions in Edo State, NDLEA oper­atives on Monday, 6th November, recovered 42 bags of cannabis weighing 480kgs from a camp in Aviosi forest in Owan West LGA, while the Utese forest in Ovia North East LGA was also raided same day with 231.5kgs of the substance recovered and a can­nabis farm measuring 0.778960 hectare destroyed.

Babafemi also said in Ad­amawa State, operatives on patrol along Ngurore-Yola road on Thursday 9th November in­tercepted a Toyota Corolla car marked TZG 97 KY loaded with 30, 899 Tramadol 225mg and 100mg pills concealed inside the body compartments of the car.

The driver found in posses­sion of the drug exhibits, Sani Samaila (a.k.a Isa Male), 25, said he was bringing the consignment from Jalingo, Taraba State to de­liver in Yola, Adamawa State.


The previous day, Wednesday 8th November, a suspect, Abdul­lahi Sani (a.k.a Danfulani) was arrested at Ngurore town in pos­session of some quantity of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa in a white nylon.
He thereafter led operatives on a follow up operation to the home of a drug lord, Alhaji Bu­bakari (a.k.a Dan Mamuda), an unrepentant ex-convict, where 19 blocks of compressed cannabis that weighed 13kgs were recov­ered.

In Ogun State, according to Babafemi, not less than 18.875 tons of cannabis sativa on 7.55 hectares farmland were de­stroyed and another 100 jumbo bags weighing 1,100 kilograms of the psychoactive substance recovered at James town, Ogun­makin area of Obafemi Owode LGA on Monday 6th November, by a combined team of NDLEA operatives with officers and men of the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safe­ty Corps, Defence Intelligence Agency and the State Security Network, Amotekun. Okpor Chukwuma and six other male suspects found on the farmland were arrested.

While a commercial bus driv­er, Olayinka Sowo, 25, was ar­rested on Friday 10th November along Ibadan – Akure expressway over alleged conspiracy to trans­port 45.150kgs cannabis from Lagos to Osun state, NDLEA officers in Abuja on same day in­tercepted 7, 980 pills of diazepam and 567 bottles of codeine syrup in a commercial bus along Aba­ji-Abuja highway after which a follow up operation at Zuba mo­tor park led to the arrest of the owner of the consignment, Ugwu Ikenna, 30, he said.

In Delta State, he said ND­LEA operatives backed by men of the Nigerian Army stormed a remote forest in Umuchime community, Ndokwa West LGA where they destroyed 12.5 tons of cannabis on five hectares of farmland, and recovered 53.22kgs processed weeds and seeds of the substance. A sus­pect, Christopher Anim (alias Ogidi) was also arrested in the course of the operation. Two suspects: Amarachukwu Eu­gene, 32, and Abdulaziz Auwal, 25, were arrested in another op­eration by operatives in Kano with 202 blocks of cannabis weighing 113.1kgs on Tuesday 7th November.

In the same vein, Commands across the country intensi­fied their War Against Drug Abuse, WADA, advocacy lectures. These include: Sensitisation lec­ture for students of Government Commercial Secondary School, Wudil, Kano state; WADA advo­cacy visit to Zamfara state gov­ernor, Dr. Dauda Lawal in Gusau; WADA sensitisation lecture for students of George Burton Me­morial School, Ilesa, Osun state and similar lecture delivered at Kenneth Dike Secondary School, Awka, Anambra state, among others.


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