… As Man arrested for allegedly killing his brother for rituals in Kwara***
The National Drug law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized 3,300 kilogrammes of drugs in Abuja Lagos, Edo and Kaduna States.
The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja.
Babafemi said that operatives of the agency uncovered a hotel in Abuja where drugs were sold and young ladies camped for commercial sex.
He said that four persons; three ladies and a man were arrested by operatives at JAT Suites, located at 30 Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2 was raided.
Babafemi said some quantity of Rohynol and paraphernalia for smoking crack cocaine were recovered.
According to him, investigations revealed that the hotel is being operated in a high profile neighborhood without requisite approval
and patronised by call girls.
He added that the bar however, served as the spot to smoke and selling of drugs to the young girls and their customers.
He quoted the Chairman of NDLEA, retired, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa as directing the FCT Command and the Directorate of Assets and Financial Investigations of the agency to invoke the necessary law to deal with the anomaly.
Similarly, Ms. Ozigbo Nneka has been arrested at Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) export shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos
Babafemi said that the suspect was trying to export packs of codeine tablets weighing 15.15kg to the United Kingdom on Wednesday.
He said that narcotic officers at the airport had earlier arrested Nwajindo Emmanuel during an inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline passengers at the E-arrival hall on Tuesday.
“Some bottles of codeine weighing 5.65kg were recovered from him.
“Also at the airport, a total of 150.30kg of khat was seized on Monday, Sept. 20, after six weeks of placing the consignment, which arrived SAHCO shed on Aug. 2, via Kenyan Airways cargo flight on surveillance,” he said.
In a related development, two female part one students of Edo State Polytechnic, Uzen Babalola (19), and Esekhagbe Sonia (20) were arrested on Thursday, with 21 wraps of skunk.
Babafemi said that another lady, Chioma Okocha (25), was arrested on Friday, when she tried to deliver 200 grammes of Crack Cocaine to a customer at an eatery in Benin.
“Earlier same day, men of the Irrua Area Command of the agency working on intelligence evacuated 10 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 135kg in Amahor bush in Igueben area.
“The exhibits were stored ready for transportation to other parts of the country, ” he said.
In the same vein, men of the Okada Area Command in the early hours of Sunday, evacuated 2,937 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa from Utese forest in Ovia North East Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo.
Babafemi said that Mrs Fatima Musa, a widow and notorious drug dealer was arrested on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Afana village in Zango Kataf LGA of Kaduna State while moving 12 kilogrammes of cannabis to Jos.
“She had earlier been convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment on July 7, 2020, following her arrest on March 3, 2020 with 45 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa.”
Babafemi quoted Marwa as commending the officers and men of the FCT, MMIA, Edo and Kaduna Commands of the agency for the raids, arrests and seizures in the past week,
He urged them not to rest on their oars until the menace of drug trafficking and abuse was reduced to the barest minimum in every part of the country.
In another development, the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one lsmail Saliu, 25, for allegedly conspiring with a herbalist and one other, to slaughter his brother.
The NSCDC Command Spokesman in Kwara, Mr Babawale Afolabi, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, in Ilorin.
Afolabi said that Saliu conspired with two others, and killed his 14-year-old younger brother, Azeez Saliu, with the intention of using him for money rituals.
The Spokesman said that the incident happened on Sept. 13, in Kosubosu, Baruten Local Government Area (LGA), of Kwara.
“On Sept. 13, operatives of the NSCDC in Kosubosu Divisional Office, got a distress call from a neighbourhood about suspicious movement of certain individuals in the area.
“Some officers from the divisional office, with operatives of the Anti-Vandal patrol team in the area, swung into action and subsequently arrested a herbalist Ahmed Nkwe 44, lsmail Saliu 25 and Saliu Ahmed 30,” Afolabi said.
The spokesman said that investigations revealed, that the suspects lured the victim to the farm, where he was gruesomely murdered by his own brother, lsmail Saliu.
He said that the suspect and his accomplices, were later arrested by operatives of the NSCDC on their way back from the farm.
Afolabi said that the prime suspect and brother to the deceased, confessed to have personally slaughtered his brother with the help of the herbalist and one other person.
He said that the State Commandant, Ayinla Makinde, was briefed on the incident, and had ordered that the suspects should be handed over to the police, for further investigations and prosecution.