…Cameroonian in Nigerian military uniform arrested
The Chairman of the anti-narcotics agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), has since ordered the immediate transfer of a suspect, Musa Muhammadu, who was caught with the explosives on Monday, May 22, along Wawa road, Kainji, Niger state, to the military.
The spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi made the development known on Sunday, in a statement obtained by our correspondent.
“As the NDLEA intensifies operations at drug joints and routes nationwide ahead of May 29 inauguration of new administrations across the country, its operatives have intercepted a consignment of 32 pieces of IEDs, being taken to bandits camp in Niger state,” the statement reads in part.
Meanwhile, a shipment containing 379grams of methamphetamine concealed in the false bottom of six black soap containers, packed in a carton containing local hand fans, heading to Cyprus in Europe, has been recovered at a courier company in Lagos by officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation of the NDLEA.
“Two ladies, Bilkisu Yusuf, 33, and Kauna Katsina, 25, were on Monday, May 22, arrested in Ningi town, Bauchi state with 11,080 pills of tramadol, while Uche Shadrach, 22, was arrested with 20,480 pills of the same pharmaceutical opioid on Wednesday, May 24, along Okene-Lokoja highway, Kogi state on his way from Onitsha, Anambra state to Minna, Niger State,”
He further noted that two suspects, Surajo Adamu and Muhammad Ali were arrested on Friday, May 26, with 379,200 tablets of Diazepam in the Alimosho area of Lagos, while the MMIA command of the agency took custody of 22 cartons of Tramadol 225mg weighing 1,144.30 kg and 12 cartons of Tramadol 120mg with a total weight of 320kg, all containing 2, 317, 400 pills transferred to the agency by the Airport command of the Nigeria Customs Service, on Thursday, May 25.
In Delta state, NDLEA operatives supported by men drawn from the Nigerian Army, NSCDC and the Police on Wednesday, May 24, raided the notorious Abbi town, Ndokwa West LGA where three suspects: Eunice Eneh, 52, Animan Ifeoma, 26, and Chuks Webema Dennis, 35, were arrested with a total of 343.9kg cannabis recovered from them.
“A similar mop-up operation in Bayelsa has led to the arrest of a wanted suspect, Ozoemena Egbochue, 38, at the Swali market in Yenagoa on Monday, May 22, following the earlier arrest of his sales boy, Morgan Eredeowei with 11,748 pills of tramadol and diazepam,” Babafemi added.