A 400-level Marine Engineering student at the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Bayelsa state, Kelvin Ogenedoro, hss been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Ogenedoro was arrested for dealing in 600 grams of substance suspected to be skunk.
Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, comfirmed the arrest of the student in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.
” He was nabbed at the university’s gate in a follow-up operation following the interception of the consignment in a commercial bus along Tombia-Amassoma road.
” In Adamawa state, a notorious drug dealer, Sunday Ishaku Emzor (aka Lalas) who was convicted and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in 2010 for drug offences, was also re-arrested on Thursday 20th April for drug dealing.
“He was arrested at Hayin Gada, Imburu, Numan Local Government Area where he went to supply 1.650kg of cannabis to an undercover operative.
“His Yellow Press Cub motorcycle used for supplying illicit drugs and cash of N78,120 suspected to be proceed of the illegal business were recovered from him at the point of arrest.
” On the same day in Kaduna, operatives acting on credible intelligence intercepted a truck conveying 110 bags and 200 compressed blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 1.223 tons (1,223kg) in Zaria while the truck driver, Adekunle Olanrewaju, 32, and his assistant, Tunde Jamiu, 20, were arrested.
In Edo State, a 42-year-old cripple, Lucky Aigberenmolen trading in illicit drugs in his wheelchair was arrested in a raid of drug joints in parts of the state.
“While Lucky was nabbed at Ekpoma, Esan West LGA with 1.3kg of Cannabis Sativa and 10 liters of Monkey Tail, another suspect, Mary David,46, was arrested at Ugbegun, Esan Central LGA with four litres of Monkey Tail and Osagiede Stephanie, 19, at Ekpoma, with various quantities of Colorado, Methamphetamine, and Molly. A 50kg cannabis stored in a bush ready for distribution was also recovered in Irrua area of the state.
“While two suspects: Adeshina Olalekan and Christopher Joel, were arrested at Lektop hotel, Igbeba, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, with 39 litres of Skuchies, as well as various quantities of tramadol, and rophynol, operatives in Imo State intercepted a female suspect, Ijeoma Anyiam Loreza, 40, at Orogwe, Owerri North with 70 blocks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 30kg.
“A notorious drug dealer in Okitipupa area of Ondo state, Mathew Obateru, 42, has also been taken into custody after different quantities of Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Colorado and Loud were recovered from him.
“In Taraba, a suspect, Mohammed Usman was arrested on Monday 17th April in connection with the seizure of 10,009 pills of tramadol,” the statement explained.
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, retired Brig-Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa commended his officers for the seizures and arrests.
He then charged them to continue to raise the bar in the daily discharge of their duties. (vitalnewsngr.com)
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