This was even as the men of the Ondo State Command of the Agency have arrested a 20-year-old, Bidemi Timileyin, with 6.12 grams of cocaine at a joint in Ajiboro community Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area of the state, while other suspects escaped.
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According to him, kidnappers and other criminals have adopted the practice of demanding ransom in drugs from their victims.
He replaces Femi Babafemi who is proceeding on a leave of absence, having been appointed Director, Media and Advocacy of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Announcing the huge seizure in a statement on Friday, the state Commander of the anti-drug agency, Haruna Gagara, disclosed that out of the figure, 711.5kg of cannabis seeds was recovered from a forest in Ago Oyibo area of Ogbese, Akure North Local Government Area of the state
Delivering a ruling, Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order for forfeiture and leave to destroy the drugs sought by the NDLEA in an ex-parte application argued by a senior lawyer to the agency, Mike Kassa.
Abdullahi said this on Tuesday in Enugu during a sensitisation programme and town hall meeting on: “Preventing Drug Challenges in Enugu State: The Need to Mobilise Stakeholders for Collective Action.”
The move began in earnest on Tuesday with the consideration of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2021, presently before the National Assembly.
The convict, who was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency before Justice Chuka Obiozor on one count of drug trafficking, had pleaded guilty to the charge.
Recall that the agency last week arrested seven drug barons operating four large warehouses in Ukpuje forest, Owan Local Government Area of Edo State, where a total of 16,344 bags of cannabis and seeds weighing 233, 778 kilogram were seized, in addition to two pump action and one double barrel guns.
Umar Adoro, State Commander of the agency, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday at its state office in Ntezi, Ishiellu Local Area of the state.
While describing his death as a big loss not only to Lagos State but the entire country, Marwa recounted how Jakande, who was the state’s first civilian Governor, supported him when he was the Military Administrator of the state.
The consignment containing the illicit drug was put under surveillance by operatives of the Tincan Command of the NDLEA for some days until two clearing agents showed up on Monday to clear it
The NDLEA Commander in Kogi State, Alfred Adewumi, disclosed this at a press conference at the command’s headquarters in Lokoja.
The suspect, aged 39, was arrested on Friday during the outward clearance of India bound Ethiopian Airline flight ET910 en route Abuja-Addis Ababa-New Delhi
Marwa said this in a statement by NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Deputy Corps Commander, Jonah Achema, on Wednesday in Abuja.
The state Commander of the agency, Peter Odaudu, told the newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Monday that the suspects were arrested on Sunday by men and officers of the command from Yauri in Yauri Local Government Area of the state.
Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, the NDLEA Commander in the state, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Kano.
Though the year was characterised with challenges of COVID-19 pandemic and #EndSARS protest, the Command was able to arrests a total of 471 drug offenders comprising of 424 males and 47 females from various locations across Lagos State.
This was disclosed by the NDLEA Airport Commander, Kabir Tsakuwa, on Monday in Abuja.
Marwa spoke at a meeting with the Management Team of the agency.