• Delta police arrest a 53-year-old woman, another with 8 kg of hemp
76-year-old grandfather Osagie Robert and suspected bogus security guard Godwin Ilevbare aka Edwin Agbon have been arrested by National Drug Enforcement Agency staff in Edo State.
A statement released on Sunday by agency spokesperson Femi Babafemi said the septuagenarian, popularly known as Old Soldier, was arrested on Friday January 7, 2022 in Egor, in the Oredo region, for trafficking cannabis.
According to him, Ilevbare was caught during a controlled delivery of a shipment sent to Nigeria through a courier company.
Babafemi said: “Shortly after the suspect signed for the shipment, undercover agents with the courier company arrested him at his apartment in Benin city on Tuesday January 4th.
“The shipment, which originated from Canada, contains Colorado brand cannabis concealed in chocolates and cookies weighing 6.491 kilograms, while cookies and chocolates containing drugs weighed 5.566 kg and 0.383 kg, respectively.”
Meanwhile, an Ethiopian airline passenger Iloduba Augustine who arrived at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was arrested on New Years Eve. and placed under observation during which he confessed to having swallowed 58 cocaine lozenges.
NDLEA said the 48-year-old suspect claimed he excreted 48 lozenges, which were delivered to a Kenyan while in transit in Addis Ababa for the amount of N1 million.
He reportedly continued his journey to Nigeria with the 10 remaining lozenges in his stomach, which he reportedly intended to sell in Lagos.
“The cocaine envelopes were then excreted at 10:40 am on New Years Day, January 1,” the agency added.
In Niger state, Simon Richard, 23, a 500-level student in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension at the Federal University of Technology in Minna, was arrested on the Gidan Kwano Talba road in Minna, with varying amounts of tramadol on Thursday, January 6, while in Benue State, a 21-year-old woman, Shidoo Ben, was arrested with 14 pinches of crack at Jada Hotel, Otukpo on Friday January 7. Ben is said to have traveled from Abuja to sell drugs in Benue.
In addition, a raid on Jigbele Lota camp, in the Owo region of Ondo State, reportedly recovered 598 kg of cannabis and arrested a Chukwuemeka Azi on Thursday, January 6.
In a related development, the Delta State Police Command said it arrested a 53-year-old woman, Gift Ahemte, alongside a 25-year-old man, Musa Abdullahi, with 8 kg of Indian hemp, between other drugs.
State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Bright Edafe, who revealed this in Asaba on Saturday, noted that the command’s elite squad raided a hideout in Agbor, the area. of local government of Ika South of the State.
He said: “The team raided a criminal hideout in the metropolis of Agbor and arrested Musa Abdullahi, 25, and Gift Ahemte, a 53-year-old woman.
“Items recovered included 8 kg of Indian hemp, volume 5 and medicine swinol.
Likewise, on January 7, the crack monitoring team also raided a hiding place of criminals in Issele-Asagba, where a 32-year-old woman, Blessing Nwabuokei, was arrested with 12 kg of weed suspected of being. Indian hemp and a few amounts of cocaine. The investigation is ongoing. ”
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