Sun. Aug 1st, 2021

NDLEA Nabs Varsity Students For Selling Drugs On Campus

Ndidiamaka, One Of The Arrested Students

NDLEA Nabs Varsity Students For Selling Drugs On Campus •Recovers Drugged Cakes, Cocaine In Plateau, Enugu’s Eateries

The Enugu State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has raised Enugu axis of the State and arrested a 28-year-old lady, Oodo Ndidiamaka, with 80.23grammes of cocaine and 3.81grammes of methamphetamine. 

The raid according to the Agency’s  Director, Media & Advocacy, Mr. Femi Babafemi, took place over the weekend.

Commenting on Ndidiamaka’s arrest, the State Commander of agency, Abdul Abdullahi said the Command remains committed to unraveling other members of the drug cartel in the state.

In the same vain, the Agency’s operatives at the Niger state Command, said they have arrested a 24-year-old 400-level student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Abel Godwin Idio for selling two strong variants of cannabis, Arizona and loud, concealed in textbooks. 

The drug Suspect was arrested in Gidan Kwano within the vicinity of the university.

According to the State Commander of the Agency, Haruna Kwetishe, “Abel uses the inner pages of his textbooks to conceal the drugs within the campus to sell”. While stating that Abel was arrested on Friday, April 30, 2021, and that he said two other traffickers; Yahaya Joshua and Yahaya Audu, were arrested the previous day along Mokwa-Jebba road with 32 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa.

NDLEA also said it has raided some eateries in Jos, the Plateau State capital, where freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa were recovered in addition to 48.726kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances.

The anti-nacortic  agency said some of the drug joints raided include KNL Lounge located along Lamingo road and another branch along Mining Quarters, Rantya Low Cost Estate, as well as Tuscany Lounge on Azaki Ave, all within Jos metropolis.

Beside the drugged cakes called brownie recovered from the three eateries, the agency said it also seized psychotropic substances from the eateries, this include: Barcadin Codeine 14kg; Flunitrazapem 355.5grammes; Tramadol 370.1 grammes; Exol-5, 30kg; Diazepam 2.5kg and Pentazocine 1.5 kg, totalling 48.726kg. The Plateau Commander, Ibrahim Braji, disclosed that five persons have so far been arrested in connection to the seized drugs.

Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) in his reaction, commended the Plateau, Enugu and Niger States Commands of the Agency for disrupting the activities of drug cartels in their respective states. He charged them to remain relentless in pursuit of the Agency’s mandate to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs.