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Grandpa, fake security agent nabbed for cannabis, drug chocolates, cookies

By Bertram Nwannekanma
10 January 2022   |   2:49 am
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo State have arrested a 76-year-old grandfather, Osagie Robert for drug-related offences.

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo State have arrested a 76-year-old grandfather, Osagie Robert for drug-related offences.

Osagie


The operative also arrested a suspected fake security agent, Godwin Ilevbare, also known as Edwin Agbon for allegedly importing drugged chocolates and cookies from Canada into Nigeria to sell.
  
The septuagenarian popularly called old soldier was arrested on Friday, January 7 in Egor, Oredo area of the state for dealing in cannabis, while Ilevbare was nabbed during a controlled delivery of a consignment shipped into Nigeria through a courier company.
   
Spokesperson for the agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement yesterday, said Ilevbare was arrested at his apartment in Benin city on Tuesday, January 4 by undercover operatives soon after he signed for the consignment.
   
The consignment, which emanated from Canada, contained Colorado brand of cannabis concealed inside chocolates and cookies weighing 6.491kilogrammes, while the drug cookies and chocolates weighed 5.566kg and 0.383kg respectively.

IN a related development, a 48-year-old Iloduba Augustine and passenger of Ethiopian airline, which arrived Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was on New Year eve arrested and placed on observation during which he confessed to having swallowed 58 pellets of cocaine out of which he excreted 48 pellets,

Shidoo

  
The drugs were delivered to a Kenyan while on transit in Addis Ababa for a fee of an N1million.
    
The suspect said he continued his journey to Nigeria with the remaining 10 pellets in his stomach, which according to him, he intended to sell in Lagos. The wraps of cocaine were later excreted at 10:40 a.m. on New Year day, January 1.

IN Niger State, 23-year-old Simon Richard, a 500 level student of the Department of Agric Economics and Extension, Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Minna, was arrested at Gidan Kwano Talba road, Minna with different quantities of Loud and Tramadol on Thursday, January 6.

Iloduba


IN Benue State, a 21-year-old lady, Shidoo Ben was arrested with 14 pinches of crack cocaine at Jada Hotel, Otukpo on Friday, January 7.
    
The lady,  Babafemi stated, travelled from Abuja to sell the drug in Benue. This is even as a raid in Jigbele Lota camp, Owo area of Ondo State led to the recovery of 598kg cannabis and the arrest of Chukwuemeka Azi on Thursday, January 6.
   
In Ogun State, two suspects; Mrs. Ajoke Samuel, 60, and Ogundairo Taye, 37, were arrested in Itaka and Odo Eran areas of Abeokuta North with different quantities of cannabis Sativa, just as Ibrahim Adamu and Yahaya Mohammed were nabbed with 81kg cannabis along Ilorin-Jebba expressway on Tuesday, January 4.

IN Plateau State, three siblings: Emmanuel Ngyang Jajoang; Timothy Ngyang Jajoang and Markus Ngyang Jajoang were arrested on Thursday, January 6 at Kwakwi village, Riyom L.G.A with different quantities of cannabis and a locally made pistol.

   
Similarly, two suspects: Sunny Daniel and Joseph Chukwube were arrested in different parts of Rivers State with quantities of Methamphetamine; heroin; cannabis sativa and cocaine as well as N364, 500 cash on Thursday, January 6.
 
In Delta State, NDLEA operatives supported by soldiers on Wednesday, January 5, raided a warehouse in Abbi town, Ndokwa West L.G.A, where two variants of cannabis; Loud and skunk weighing 56.5kg believed to be imported from a neighbouring country were seized, while two suspects; Miss Lillian Echicheli and Collins Uzokwe were arrested.
 
MEANWHILE, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), commended officers and men of Edo, Enugu Airport, Niger, Ogun, Kwara, Plateau, Rivers, Ondo, Benue and Delta Commands as well as those of the Directorate of Operation and General Investigations (DOGI) for starting the new year with a strong message to drug cartels that the agency will not relent in its efforts against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Nigeria.