A female drug kingpin operating the notorious Patey Lagos Island drug haven, Sherifat Kehinde Lawal has been arrested in a sting operation by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA, even as members of the drug cartel launched a mob attack on NDLEA operatives. Sherifat was arrested along with six other suspects on Saturday February 26, 2022 in which 5, 862 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs including loud and cocaine were recovered from them.
The raid followed credible intelligence and surveillance on illicit drug dealing in Osho, Gambari, and Beecroft Streets, Patey Area of Lagos Island, anti-narcotic officers stormed the Gambari street base of the drug kingpin where they arrested Sherifat and six of her accomplices at 9:30 in the morning of Saturday.
The operatives were able to tactically defend themselves, took the suspects and exhibits away. Other suspects in custody with Sherifat include: Ahmed Yisau; Solomon Alape; Olayemi Akinola; Salami Qudus; Bakare Rafiu; Rose Samson; Yusuf Rofiat, and Chukwudi Egon.
Other members of the cartel operating in the axis however mobilised hoodlums who attacked the NDLEA Operatives with stones, bottles and guns in a bid to prevent the officers from arresting other kingpins marked for arrest as well as taking the suspects already nabbed and drug exhibits away.
Spokesperson of the Agency, Femi Babafemi said the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa while commending his officers for the successful operation warned those being used by drug cartels to obstruct or attack anti-narcotic officers in the course of doing their work to desist or face dire consequences.