Notorious drug dealer Awalu Muhammad busted in Jigawa

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By Muhammad Nasir Bashir

Awalu Muhammad, a suspected notorious drug dealer has been arrested by the in Auyo Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

According to the police, 265 wraps of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis, 89 pieces of Diazepam (D5), 62 pieces BZ drugs, 12 pieces of rolling paper and a pair of scissors, were recovered from the 42 year old Muhammad when he was arrested.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Tuesday.

Shiisu said the police, acting on intelligence, arrested Awalu Muhammad on Monday at about 8:30 p.m., on his way to one of the black spots in Auyo town.

He explained that 265 wraps of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis, 89 pieces of Diazepam (D5), 62 pieces BZ drugs, 12 pieces of rolling paper and a pair of scissors, were recovered from him as exhibits.

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“On July 18, at about 8:30p.m., Police from Auyo Division led by Insp. Rayyanu Ashahabu, while acting on intelligence, intercepted one notorious drug dealer in Auyo town.

“The suspect was successfully arrested on his way to criminal hideout/black spot.

“During the course of investigation, the Awalu Muhammad made a confessional statement that he obtained same from his supplier from Adaha village Auyo LGA, now at large,” he said.

The PPRO added that efforts were being made to arrest the suspected supplier and his other accomplices in the area.

According to him, Muhammad will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.

Shiisu further assured that the command would sustain its rigourous patrols and raids on criminal hideouts and black spots across the 27 LGAs, with a view to flushing out criminals. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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