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NDLEA Intercepts 18.8kg Of Drugs At Lagos Motor Park

NDLEA Intercepts 18.8kg Of Drugs At Lagos Motor Park
  • PublishedJune 5, 2021

OPeratives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) have intercepted a total of 34,950 capsules of Tramadol and Diazepam suspected to be heading to insurgents’ camps in Borno state.

The exhibits intercepted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at SD Motors park, Agege, Lagos contains 12, 390 capsules of Tramadol weighing 4.8kg and 22,560 tablets of Diazepam with a total weight of 14kg, bringing the total weight of the exhibits to 18.8kg.

The suspect arrested with the drugs is a 25-year-old Mohammed Isah, recruited to move the drugs from Lagos to Borno. He hails from Mandara Mountain, Ashgashia, in Gwoza LGA, Borno State said he came to Lagos in 2013 and started life with riding a commercial motorcycle (Okada), then tricycle (Keke Marwa) and currently drives a township bus from Ikeja to Ojota.

Under interrogation, the suspect claimed that on Friday, 28th May, one Kakali Abubakar who also hails from Mandara Mountain invited him to see him at Ezekiel Street, Ikeja, where he gave him the assignment of transporting the drugs to Maiduguri for a fee of N50, 000, which he accepted.

According to him, Kakali advised him to either board a Tanker or Trailer from Lagos to Maiduguri to avoid being caught. He agreed but rather traveled in a bus operated by SD Motors from Lagos to Kano and then take another vehicle to Maiduguri.

He said he accepted the offer because of the monetary benefit due to pressure on his finances as his wife and three children displaced by Boko Haram activities are currently in a refugee camp in Maiduguri.

Investigations revealed that before Mohammed’s arrest, Kakali had traveled out of Lagos to Maiduguri to await the arrival of the consignment.

NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of the Lagos State Command of the Agency for their vigilance and blocking such volume of drugs from getting to Borno state, which is currently the hotbed of insurgents’ activities in the country. He asked them to remain proactive and committed to the Agency’s common goal.

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