… As Police arrest man for murder of his 3 children in Enugu***
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a skit maker, Sunday Joshua, popularly known on social media as “De-General” at a notorious drug joint in Lagos.
The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.
Babafemi said the suspect was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, following the raid of a notorious drug joint at Orchid Estate in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
He said that the NDLEA operatives acted on credible intelligence by raiding the drug joint in the estate, where three suspects were arrested with illicit drugs.
He said the drugs seized from the suspects included 200 sachets of 225mg Tramadol and 1.5kg of Cannabis Sativa.
According to Babafemi, in the course of the operation, some persons including the suspected dealer ran away with bags suspected to contain exhibits.
He said a trail showed that they ran into a house located at 2B Saula Akinlolu Way, Orchid Estate, which was the residence of the 22-year-old comedian.
“The young men started to make noise to prevent a search. The operatives introduced themselves as officers of NDLEA and submitted themselves for search before entry.
“This was done and a search was conducted.
The search led to the recovery of drug exhibits including cannabis Sativa; Tramadol 225mg, and some paraphernalia for drug use.
“This was after the suspect had requested to record on video the search, which the officers out of a sense of civility allowed.
“The video trending on social media was the moment the suspect and his friends decided to disrupt the bid to conduct a search of the house.
“In his confessional statement in custody, the suspect admitted ownership of the drugs recovered from his house,” he said.
In the meantime, the Police Command in Enugu State has arrested one Ifeanyi Amadikwa, 52, in Enugu metropolis for alleged murder and dumping in a fridge, of his three female tender children.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement on Wednesday that the suspect, Amadikwa, who lives in 74 Nkwubor Road, Emene near Enugu, was arrested on Jan. 4 at about 7:30 p.m.
Ndukwe said that the suspect was arrested by police operatives attached to Enugu Metro Police Area Command.
According to the police spokesman, the three female tender children he murdered are Chidalum Amadikwa,11 (who is his step-daughter), Amarachi Amadikwa, 8, and Ebubechukwu Amadikwa, 4.
“Preliminary investigation showed that the suspect’s wife and mother of the children, went to the market with her only male child on Jan. 4, leaving the others in the suspect’s custody.
“She, however, came back in the evening hours of the said date and could not find any of the three children.
“But while searching for them, the suspect drew her attention to the said fridge he had brought back home from his shop on Jan. 2 and kept in their apartment’s veranda.
“And on a closer observation, the lifeless bodies of the children were found in the fridge with bruises, suggesting that they might have been murdered and dumped in the fridge,” he said.
Ndukwe said that the bodies of the deceased children were immediately moved to the hospital, where they were confirmed dead by medical doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Lawal Abubakar, had commiserated with the mother, relatives and friends of the deceased children.
The police spokesman said that the commissioner had assured commitment to thoroughly investigate the case and ensure that justice prevails.
“In view of this, the commissioner has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department to conduct a conclusive investigation into the case and ensure everyone found culpable is brought to book,” he added.