News Fash! Kuje Jailbreak:NDLEA Arrests Fleeing Terror Suspect With Drug In Abuja.

Fleeing terror suspect, Suleiman Sidi, who is one of the escapees from the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja has been re-arrested in the early hours of Monday 11th July at Area 1 motorpark, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA. He was found with drug!

He was nabbed while attempting to board a commercial vehicle to Maiduguri, Borno state. When he was searched, three wraps of cannabis sativa were found on him.
During preliminary interview, the wanted terror suspect confimed he was remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre for terrorism and robbery charges, adding that he was indeed one of the inmates who escaped from the facility last Tuesday.


Spokesperson of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said the Chairman of the Agency, retired Brg.Gen Buba Marwa has directed that the suspect be handed over to the Correctional Service Authority as soon as preliminary documentation was completed.

NDLEA Intercepts N4.5b Heroin in baby food….nabs 68-yr-old woman with over 231.2kg cannabis. *As Ex-BRT Driver Excretes 90 pellets of Cocaine At Lagos Airport *Seizes 2,453.65kg Khat, Colorado from Middle East, US.

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted 22 blocks of heroin weighing 23.55kilograms vconcealed in packs of Nestle Cerelac baby food at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, just as a 68-year-old woman, Mrs. Celina Ekeke at Obunku community in Rivers state was arrested with 231.2kg cannabis.


NDLEA Spokesman , Femi Babafemi confirmed that the heroin consignment with a street value of over N4.5billion came from Johannesburg, South Africa on board South African Airways flight on Wednesday 29th June as part of a consolidated cargo that arrived the SAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport.
After series of follow up operations that led to the arrest of two freight agents, the actual receiver of the drug consignment, Chike Okeke Eweni who distributes the substance for his South Africa based partner was arrested the following day, Thursday 30th June at a logistics warehouse in Ajao Estate, Ikeja. Chike who hails from Anaocha LGA, Anambra state claimed during preliminary interview that he’s also into fish farming.


Before the arrest of Chike, NDLEA officers at the airport had on Monday 27th June arrested a former driver with a public transport company, BRT, Muyiwa Babalola Bolujoko for ingesting 90 pellets of cocaine. He was arrested at the screening point before boarding a Qatar Airways flight enroute Doha to Sharjah, with his trip expected to terminate in Dubai, UAE.
The 39-year-old from Ijebu South LGA, Ogun State, was placed under excretion observation after body scan result confirmed drug ingestion. While in custody, the suspect excreted all the 90 pellets in four excretions. He claimed he left his N60, 000 per month job as BRT driver in February and decided to work as drug courier to raise funds to buy a shuttle bus popularly called ‘Korope’ in Lagos to continue his transport business.


Operatives also on Thursday 30th June intercepted an inbound consignment of khat leaves, which arrived the NAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport on Royal Air Maroc flight from the Middle East. A total of 71 cartons of dried khat leaves with a gross weight of 2,434.3 kg were discovered in the cargo.
In the same vein, anti-narcotic officers of the Agency also last Thursday seized 36 parcels of Colorado, a variant of cannabis with a total weight of 19.30kg which arrived the NAHCO import shed from Los Angeles, US on a Delta Airlines flight
After series of follow up operations in which four persons were arrested, the actual owner of the drug consignment, Abibu Afis Sola was eventually nabbed on Friday 1st July in Gbagada area of Lagos.

Watch Latest Advancement In Illicit Drugs Concealment!

Drug Concealment!

Illicit Drug Concealment !

Parents and guardians need to be more vigilant to ensure your Teens and Children do not fall for the tricks of the drug barons ! They should not accept sealed cartons and parcels from friends,talkless strangers !

Be warned, do not be lured into the drug chain!

Stay Clean: Journalists, Security Experts Charge Youths Against Drug Abuse.

Journalists under the umbrella of Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) and security stakeholders have called for more collaborative efforts to check drug abuse amongst the youths.

They made the call on Monday in Lagos during the 2022 International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking organised by CRAN with the theme “Addressing Drug Challenges in Health and Humanitarian Crisis”.

About 180 students, drawn from nine secondary schools, under Ikeja, Mushin and Oshodi Educational Districts were present at the event.

The National Bureau of Statistics puts to 15 million the alarming chunk of Nigeria population involved in drug abuse. More worrisome is the fact that the youths account for one or two out of every four drug users in Nigeria.

The President of CRAN, Mr Olalekan Olabulo noted that the consequences have led to the prevailing cases of banditry, kidnapping, unwanted pregnancies, burglary, broken homes and an upsurge in crime.

In his contribution, the Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Lagos State Command,  Mr Ayinde Aileru, said  that hard drugs was posing a great threat to the nation.

He urged parents to watch out for some signs in their children, with a view to detect if they were into drugs or not.

“Some of the signs are withdrawal from friends, physical appearance, bloodshot eyes, poor performance at school, changes in physical appearance, sudden wearing of perfume, licking sweets among others.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, CP Abiodun Alabi, represented by the command’s spokesman,  SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said that drugs intake was a major contributor to crime.

“Taking drugs can get you mad, destabilize your future.  Students should shun crimes and remain focus, so that you will not end in prison.

“Be careful, don’t try to engage in drugs, do not fall for peers pressure, when you start engaging in drugs, it will truncate your future and you will become a nonetity.

An official of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mr Taiwo Adeboyega, said that human  traffickers take drugs to sexually abuse their victims. 

“Sometimes, drugs are added to victims’ drinks to make them do what they don’t want to do.

Dr Isaac Olatunde of Global Initiative on Substance Abuse, a Non- government Organization (NGO) said that taking hard drugs can affect the central nervous system and brain.

“Be determined to make your future bright, do not be involved in drug so that your tommorow can be great,” he said.

For Mrs Yewande Iwuoha, founder of Action Now Against Drug Abuse, many destinies have been derailed by drug abuse.

“Don’t join them instead, get involve in sports, paintings and other vocations that can even fetch you money.

“Do not be tempted to taste it because if you do, you will get deeper and even become addicted to it,” she warned.

NDLEA Nabs 2 Drug Kingpins Behind Importation of Drugs From Canada …Intercepts Cocaine On Brazilian Returnee!

The two kingpins behind the importation of two recent drug consignments from Canada through the Tincan seaport in Apapa-Lagos have been arrested by the Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA.
One of them, Gboyega Ayoola Elegbeji was arrested at his house at 14 Bakare Street, Idi Araba, Lagos for importing a 40ft container TRHU7874497 containing 33 parcels of cannabis indica (Colorado) weighing16.5kg.

The second arrested suspect, Sunday Joe Oyebola, (aka Otunba) , is linked to the importation of a 40ft container MEDU4389887 containing four vehicles used to conceal 290 parcels weighing 145kg cannabis indica (Colorado) from Montreal, Canada. He had been on the run since March 2022 and had in the course of the investigation attempted to bribe officers with N10million to influence the case.

In another development, NDLEA operatives also arrested Onyekachi Chukwuma Macdonald, the suspect behind the export of 40 parcels of Methamphetamine popularly called Mkpuru Mmiri locally to London, United Kingdom through the NAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport.

Also, the Anti-Narcotic officers intercepted a consignment of 2kg Mkpuru Mmiri at a courier house in Owerri, Imo state.
The the illicit drugs were concealed in a cargo of seized ankara and lace fabrics in which two cylindrical cellophanes contained the drugs heading to Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, a Brazilian returnee, Igwedum Uche Benson has been arrested at the arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos with pellets of cocaine concealed in his private part.

Spokesman for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said Igwedum was nabbed at the Lagos airport upon his arrival on Ethiopian Airlines from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Addis Ababa.

Preliminary investigations revealed the suspect had swallowed 50 wraps of cocaine before departing Brazil and excreted 48 pellets in Addis Ababa where he handed them over to another person.
He however claimed he was unable to excrete the remaining two wraps at the hotel room in Addis Ababa before boarding his flight but later excreted them in the aircraft restroom during the flight from Ethiopia to Lagos.

Also intercepted was 500,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg packed in 10 cartons and labelled Tramaking imported from Karachi, Pakistan on Emirates Airline.

Good News For Ekweremadu’s Daughter !

An Ilorin- Kwara State based lady, who identified herself as Martha Uche has volunteered to donate her Kidney to save Sonia, the sick daughter of the embattled Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

The lady, in a short video that has gone viral, claims she saw Sonia in her dream and had received a divine instruction to donate a kidney to her to save Somia’s life.

She said it was the second time she was receiving the message, hence she wouldn’t be asking for any form of favour whatsoever in return.

Sonia is currently sick and placed on regular dialysis with doctors recommending urgent organ transplant.

The lady’s good gesture came in the midst of the travails of Ekweremadu, and his wife Beatrice who are currently being held in London over alleged conspiracy and trafficking of a young Nigerian, Ukpo Nwamini David to the United Kingdom to have his kidney harvested for their daughter.

No Reprieve For Ekweremadu& Wife!                 *To Remain In Custody.             *Case Adjourns Till July 7.

The UK court has denied former Deputy Senate President and a serving Senator, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife,Beatrice bail in the alleged organ harvesting offence levelled against them.

They are to remain in the custody of the Police,while the case has been adjourned to July 7,2022, in two weeks time. The couple were arraigned on Thursday,June 23,2022 for tricking a child to UK, with the aim of harvesting his kidney for Ekweremadu’s daughter,Sonia who is down with renal problem.

News Flash: UK Police arrest Former Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu& Wife Over Alleged Organs’Harvest Of A Child !

BREAKING

Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police in London for allegedly conspiring to arrange the travel of a child into the UK in order to harvest organs.

Both are currently in custody awaiting arraignment at the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court

The charges follow an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.

A statement on the Met Police website this Thursday reads,

“[A] Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55 (10.9.66) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

“[B] Ike Ekweremadu, 60 (12.05.62) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting”

The Met Police further added that “A child has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support. As criminal proceedings are now under way we will not be providing further details”.

Ekweremadu’s spokesman Uche Anichukwu said he would revert on the issue.

Fuel Scarcity Stalmate: Fuel Hike& Workers’ Strike Loom.

The Nigerian Workers’ Unions are set to mobilize workers against any move to increase the pump price of petrol,even by one naira ! This is just as the Independent Private Marketers Association of Nigeria( IPMAN) has said it can no longer sell at 165 naira per litre due to the increase in the landing cost from 148 to 163 naira.

With this ,the stage is set for a collision,especially as the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipreye Sylvia has said the market forces have to prevail, government cannot do much for now.

National President IPMAN,Chinedu Okoronkwo also confirmed the role of market forces in the current fuel crisis,saying that his members are doing their best not to further escalate the problem.

The Executive Chairman of IPMAN,Port Harcourt branch,Dr. Joseph Obelechu said in view of the stalemate Nigerians should be ready for a lingering period of fuel scarcity.

Pump price to go up

Labour representative and the National Chairperson,Campaign for Democratic Workers’ Rights( CDWR) Comrade Olusesan Rufus said Laour Unions would not allow government and oil marketers to further inflict pains on the workers who have been contending with myriads of economic woes. He said workers would be mobilized to resist any increment in the pump price of petrol.

Labour vows to go on strike.

Some Nigerians are not also happy that government prefer to sell crude oil and not ready to fix the nation’s refineries to push out fuel at minimal costs to the masses.

Nigerians reacting to fuel hike.