Doctor, Ex-soldier arrested by NDLEA for dealing in drugged biscuits and cocaine
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, in Auchi, Edo, for selling drugged biscuits and cocaine.
Babafemi said the arrest followed intelligence and surveillance to where narcotics officers of the Edo Command of the agency on Saturday, June 19, stormed her operational base at 1 Winners Way, Auchi.
Thus, leading to her arrest and at least 94 pieces of cookies produced with cannabis Sativa were recovered from the suspect.
Chioma, 26, who is a graduate of medicine from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, recently completed her horsemanship at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, according to him.
“She has confessed to baking the cookies with a skunk in her statement while under interrogation,” he said.
In sam instance, Babafemi said a 30-year-old Emmanuel Ehiramhen, of No. 10 Egan Street Ekpoma, was arrested by officers of the Edo Command of the agency for dealing in crack cocaine.
Meanwhile, NDLEA operatives in Kwara arrested a 52-year-old ex-Soldier, Ibrahim Musa, with 12.167 kilograms of Arizona (cannabis Sativa), 4 grams of Cocaine and 25 grams of flunitrazepam.
Babafemi stated that the suspect was apprehended on Thursday, June 17, at Oke-Odo, Tanke area of Ilorin, when he came to Lagos to supply his prospective customers.
According to him, Musa worked in the maintenance department at Abati Army Barracks, Lagos where he was deployed to 117 Battalion in Chibok, Borno, before he deserted the Army.
He further stated that the suspect arrived at Ilorin with his spouse, Basirat Musa, in his Honda Accord car with registration number JJ 707 BL Lagos with the seized exhibit.
He was then arrested at the delivery point by operatives of the Kwara Command of the agency.
“Under interrogation, Ibrahim revealed that while at Chibok he got the connection of a supplier of Arizona (Cannabis) and other drugs in Lagos who he immediately contacted when he deserted the Army in October 2020.
“He said he decided to go into the illicit drug business to enable him to fend for his two wives and three children.
“The suspect revealed that the latest journey was his second trip to Ilorin to deliver the drugs and decided to travel with one of his wives who were not aware of his mission to Ilorin,” he said.
The Chairman, NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa as quoted by Babafemi, commended the Edo and Kwara Commands of the agency for their vigilance and commitment to the aim of ridding Nigeria of the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse.
He encouraged the Commanders, officers and men of the two Commands and their counterparts across the country not to relent in the discharge of their responsibilities.
He assured them that commitment to their welfare is a priority.
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