A serving officer of a law enforcement agency, Popoola Abayomi, has been arrested for allegedly selling assorted illicit drugs to students of a federal university and cultists in Ogun State.
Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, who said this in a statement on Sunday obtained by AMILOADED through The Nation, did not reveal the security outfit Abayomi works with.
Babafemi said the drug dealer, who serves in the Lagos Command of the security agency, was arrested on Wednesday 15th June 2021 after days of surveillance on his wife’s shop used as sales point in the camp area of Abeokuta.
The spokesman said one of Abayomi’s salesmen, a motorcycle rider known as Ogah, was trailed to the location around 8pm where he was arrested with six pinches of Colorado weighing 1.17grams.
This was before Popoola, who has been on the agency’s watch list, was nabbed with different illicit drugs including codeine -17 bottles; cannabis -22.26grams; tramadol 230 -98grams; 61 tablets of flunitrazepam -23.72grams; 113 tablets of molly -48.16grams and sex drops -43.92grams.
According to the statement, after the arrest of the two suspects, some student union officials of the institution blocked the NDLEA team with their official vehicle.
Babafemi said the narcotic agents however restrained themselves and after hours of standoff succeeded in moving the suspects to custody.
He also said a Nigerian returning from Pakistan, Ezenyeche Kingsley Ebuka, has been arrested by NDLEA operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos with five pellets of heroin weighing 250grams discovered in his anus.
Babafemi said the suspect had arrived the ‘D’ arrival hall of the airport on 14th June on a Turkish airline flight from Pakistan with the illicit drug inserted in his anus.
“He however failed to beat the eagle eyes of narcotic officers during inward clearance of passengers on the flight,” he said.
The statement reads, “In the same vein, one Adelodun Kamaldeen has been arrested by operatives of the Oyo state Command of the Agency at General Area, Ilorin, Kwara State following the interception of a parcel containing cocaine and heroin that weighed 10.5grams and 4.8grams respectively on 13th June.
“The following day, two ladies; Mary Peter, 40, and Mercy Oladele, 39, were arrested at Total Garden, Ibadan when NDLEA operatives acting on a tip-off, intercepted their commercial micra car. The two women were arrested with seven bags of cannabis weighing 77.23kg brought in from Ogbese, Ondo State, to supply a man they simply identified as Alhaji. According to them, they had earlier supplied the same Alhaji two bags before coming with the seven bags they were caught with.
“On Friday 18th June, operatives of the Oyo State Command acting on intelligence also raided the residence of one Alhaji Faruq at Elebu area, Akala expressway, Oluyole LGA, Ibadan, where they recovered 43 ampoules of methylphenidate.
In Kaduna state, a drug trafficker, Segun Abraham was arrested at Panteka area of the state on 17th June with 211.500kg of skunk heading to Kano state.”
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