64-year-old former Divisional Police Officer of Idanre Police station, Ondo state, Monday George Chika who was dismissed from service for drug offences, has again been arrested in a drug scandal. This time around, he was arrested in Niger State alongside an accomplice, Emmanuel Eniola with 280 blocks of compressed cannabis weighing 168kg.
They were arrested on Sunday 30th Jan. in Mokwa, Niger state, after their Toyota Avalon car marked EKY 429 BZ (Lagos) loaded with the substance at Idanre and heading to Kanji, Borgu area of the state was intercepted.
Meanwhile, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos, attempts by some traffickers to export different quantities of Methamphetamine to Brazil and United Kingdom were scuttled by narcotic officers at the airport.
The first bid was made on Friday 28th Jan. through the SAHCO export shed where operatives intercepted 0.80kg of Meth concealed in relaxer plastic container heading to the UK. A suspect, Akuta Chioma Lucy who presented the consignment for search had been arrested for further investigation.
The second attempt was on Friday 4th February during the outward clearance of passengers at Gate ‘C’ Departure hall of the airport when an intending male passenger on Ethiopian Airline going to Brazil, Onyeaghala Chidi was intercepted with 500grams of Meth concealed inside three plastic hair relaxer containers.
In the same vein, a female drug kingpin, Mrs. Jemilat Seriki, who is one of the owners of 12,385 pellets of Loud imported from Ghana and intercepted at Eko Atlantic beach, Victoria Island Lagos on Saturday 27th November 2021, has been arrested by narcotic officers after weeks of manhunt.
Spokesperson of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said the suspects would soon be charged to court,while the Agency’s Chairman, Retired
Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa has commended the operatives and charged them not to rest on their oars.