NDLEA smashes five students of American University, UNIMAID with drugs



The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested five students of American University of Nigeria (AUN) and University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) for being in possession of cannabis.

Spokesman, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday said two of the students; Emmanuel Thlama and Jonah Joshua were arrested with 16.750kg cannabis on the night of 30th November, 2021, when operatives raided a settlement opposite Gate 4 of the University of Maiduguri.

He said the other three, all AUN undergraduate students: Ekene Asher; Daniel Alkali and Emmanuel Smooth, were arrested at 11:30pm on Thursday 2nd December after taking delivery of Loud, a strong variant of cannabis ordered by Ekene for them to smoke.

Earlier same day, he said NDLEA operatives also intercepted a motorised concrete mixer truck used to conceal 2000.6kg of cannabis, loaded at Ogbese, Ondo state.

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“Two suspects arrested with the drugs; Matthew Donuwe and Friday Nborgwu claimed they have spent a month on the road from Ondo state hoping to deliver the consignment in Mubi, Adamawa before they were arrested at Girei in Girei LGA of the State.

“In Oyo state, operatives intercepted 608.40kg of Cannabis sativa concealed in a black Toyota Sequoia SUV with registration number Lagos MUS 553 GN and parked around toll gate area, Ibadan-Ife expressway, Egbeda LGA, Ibadan on Friday 3rd Dec.

“The following day, operatives equally seized 85.90kg cannabis recovered from the boot of a Nissan Primera car, Lagos FJK890DZ and in one of the rooms of an apartment where search operation was carried out at Adegbayi area, Alakia, Egbeda LGA. Those arrested in connection with the seizure include: Benson Uzoka, 46; Kafayat Adeyemi Uzoka, 40; Ndidi Uzoka, 39 and Christopher Uzoka, 42,” he said.

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