15th August, 2021
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a suspected fake soldier, Adeyemi Segun Olamide with illicit drugs.
A statement issued by NDLEA‘s spokesman, Femi Babafemi on Sunday said Olamide was arrested in Maiduguri, Borno State with 650grams of skunk.
Babafemi also disclosed that a Nigerian Army ex-staff sergeant, Muffat Ekong and one Frank Iredia Obamwonyi were arrested on Wednesday 11th August with 286.3kilograms of cannabis at Ogwashi Uku, Delta State on their way to Enugu State.
He said during a patrol operation along Akure-Owo road, a team of operatives from Owo Area command of the Agency equally intercepted a bus from Lagos enroute Owo to Ibilo, Kogi State on 7th August.
“Recovered from the vehicle include six parcels of skunk weighing 3.6kg; 30 pinches of Crack Cocaine weighing 87grams and six sachets of Arizona weighing 265grams. Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the drug trafficking,” he said.
He added that on Friday, 13th August, Benue State Command of the agency arrested an interstate trafficker, Eze Victor Ezenwanne at Apir- Aliade road, Makurdi with 65.436kilograms of diazepam tablets.
Babafemi said Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has commended the officers and men of the Ondo, Borno, Benue and Delta State Commands for the huge seizures and arrests.
He charged them and other commands to sustain the current momentum, assuring them that President Muhammadu Buhari recognised their efforts and would continue to motivate them to do more.