NDLEA intercepts 500kg of Indian hemp, destroys farmland in Kwara
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said on Wednesday that it had intercepted an articulated vehicle loaded with 500kg of Indian hemp in Ilorin.
Lagos Task Force raids brothel in Mile 2, arrests 14
The operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit on Friday raided a brothel around Mile 2 area and arrested 14 persons for alleged possession of illicit drugs.
Four suspects conceal Indian hemp in chest freezer
Four persons were arrested with a chest freezer loaded with weeds suspected to be marijuana. The suspects reportedly used the freezer to conceal sale of Indian hemp, while pretending to use it to retail soft drinks. The four suspects namely, Opeyemi Wahab, 22; Kabirat Ahmed, 21; Yusuf Rasaki, 20; and Saheed Mustapha, 32; were all…
Painful tales of drug abuse, depression, suicide and call for urgent action
The recent household drug use survey revealed that prescription drug abuse is a fast-emerging public health problem that has led to increasing poly-drug use amongst drug dependent persons. It is undermining all efforts to deepen socio-economic development and is associated with crime and lawlessness. Indeed, every year millions of young Nigerians ages between 10-25, are…
Family takes NDLEA to court over son’s death, demands N660m
A distraught father, Pa. Michael Ehigie, has dragged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to the Federal High Court, Akure, demanding N660 million as compensation over alleged extra-judicial killing of their son, Mr. Uyi Ehigie. The 62-year-old father of the deceased, who is the plaintiff in the suit, alleged that his son was on…
Groups seek mass action against rising drug abuse
The Youths for New Nigeria (YNN) and Ijebu-Jesa Student’s Union have warned that the growing incidence of drug abuse and misuse in the country could pose grave danger to lives and property. They noted that if the situation is not urgently tackled before it gets out of hand, the country stands the risk of losing…
Customs seizes N5.1b contrabands in Lagos, Ogun
The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has announced the seizing of various exotic cars, foreign parboiled rice, Indian hemp...
Barons unleash terror on farmer’s household over missing bags of Indian hemp in Ondo
Horror was let loose on a cocoa farmland in Bolorunduro, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State at the weekend as suspected Indian hemp barons attacked a family, threatening to wipe out the entire household. The Guardian gathered that the hoodlums swooped on the farm over an alleged disappearance of the illicit Indian hemp…
Police uncover 106 bags of Indian hemp in Ondo
Meanwhile, the Standards Organization of Nigeria, (SON) at the weekend destroyed products worth N4.5 million in Ekiti State due to lack of quality assurance and other factors.