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10 online drug traffickers arrested, 107kg cocaine seized as NDLEA launches fresh raids in Abuja

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have launched fresh raids on online drug traffickers in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, during which a young lady and her boyfriend as well as eight others were arrested and assorted drugs recovered from them.

Femi Babafemi, the Director, Media & Advocacy of the anti-narcotics agency, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, May 30, said the first suspect, 28-year-old Ese Patrick who sells her illicit substances through Instagram account; Ese’sOvenSecret, was tracked and arrested with some pieces of brownies ordered online by NDLEA undercover agents, on 21st May, 2021 and delivered by herself and her boyfriend in a Mercedes Benz car.

A follow up operation at her residence led to the seizure of 400 grams of Arizona weed, which she uses in baking the brownies.

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Further investigation led to the arrest of one Iyama Patrick, with 450 grams of Arizona weed. He supplies Ese the cannabis she uses.

A day earlier, a motorcycle belonging to a courier company, Sky Port was abandoned by a despatch rider in Wuse zone 4 upon sighting NDLEAs outpost in the area. The motorcycle was later found to contain several pinches of crack cocaine (a.k.a Challie), and some envelopes of Arizona meant for delivery.

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Another online drug trafficker, Peter Nkejika was arrested on Monday 24th May 2021 following an arrest of a despatch rider with some quantity of Loud, a highly psychoactive variant of cannabis. Each portion of loud costs N30, 000 and the rider was caught with 17 portions for delivery.

Also on Tuesday 25th May, NDLEA operatives intercepted two online drug transactions and arrested two despatch riders with some quantities of cocaine and Loud already packaged for delivery recovered from them.

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In all, five despatch riders and a lady, Dolapo Benjamin who owns motorcycles involved in door to door distribution of drugs and drug based edibles; cakes and brownies were arrested while six despatch motorcycles involved in door to door drug distribution were seized.

Also seized from them were assorted drugs; Cocaine, Crack /Challie, Molly/ Ecstasy, Skunk, Brownies and Loud, which is the most expensive psychoactive variant of cannabis in town.

In a related development, on the 27th May 2021, operatives intercepted 30 compressed parcels of cannabis, heading to Ningi, Bauchi state, as well as Rohypnol and Tramadol meant for the FCT.

The drugs weighing 105.5 kilograms were seized along Gwagwalada- Abuja road, in a luxury bus. Three persons were arrested in connection with the exhibits, while two more despatch motorcycles were seized with some quantities of cocaine and cannabis on Saturday, May 29 as the raids across the FCT intensify.

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Meanwhile, operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations (DOGI) of the agency have intercepted 445 grams of Methamphetamine going to New Zealand and concealed inside USB chargers and hair attachments, with another 450 grams of cannabis sativa going to UAE and concealed inside local soap containers at a courier company in Lagos.

In the same vein, 125 grams of heroin concealed inside academic thesis books was seized at another firm while 2kg of cannabis sativa hidden inside tractors balloon was intercepted at another courier company also in Lagos.

Following the latest arrests and seizures, Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed the FCT Command of the Agency to immediately embark on stop and search of commercial despatch riders across the nations capital city to curb the online drug trafficking trend in the FCT.

He also commended the Commander, Mohammed Malami Sokoto, his officers and men for the recent successes and sustaining the offensive against the latest trend in illicit drug trafficking in the nations seat of power.

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The NDLEA boss also commended officers and men of DOGI for their vigilance and commitment to work.

 

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Adeyemi College Of Education Staffs Union Block Ore-Ondo Highway ( Video)

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Adeyemi College Of Education Staffs Union Block Ore-Ondo Highway

In the early hours of today June 28th 2022, it was reported that the Non-teaching Staff of Adeyemi College of Education came out in masse dislodging all economic activities and blocking vehicular movements on the Ore-Ondo highway, in what was described as a peaceful demonstration.

The staff had their convergence in front of the institution’s gate, where they aired their demands.

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It was noted that their protest is premised on the inability of the Buhari-led federal government to appoint a new Vice-Chancellor for the College turned University, hoping that since the status of the institution has been upgraded and signed into law, there is need for effective steps to be taken by the federal government to put in place necessary measures to materialise the University status.

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It’s observed that the foremost Federal College of Education stationed in Ondo, was upgraded to a University at the beginning of the year 2022, but there have been expectations among staff and the college Community that the government should have appointed a VC for the institution, to authenticate the new status.

The staff members opined that the speculations around as made it compelling for them to engage in such demonstration to make the stand of the staff members known.

Their earnest expectation remains that the federal government meets up their appeal by appointing a Vice Chancellor.

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Adeyemi College Of Education Staffs Union Block Ore-Ondo Highway  In the early hours of today June 28th 2022, it was reported that the Non-teaching Staff of Adeyemi

 

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

The police in Bauchi state has arrested a 32-year-old man identified as Isaac Ezekiel, of Rafin Zurfi Yelwa Bauchi Metropolitan, for allegedly plucking the eyes of a 16-year-old boy.

 

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

 

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According to LIB who had earlier shared the story of how the victim identified as Uzairu Salisu, was employed to work on a farm and while carrying out the duty, was attacked with his eyes plucked out.

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

 

A statement released by the spokesperson of the police command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said the suspect voluntarily confessed to the unfortunate crime.

 

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

 

The police spokesperson said a prompt search at the house of the suspect led to the recovery of Uzairu Salisu’s eyeballs.

 

Exhibit recovered from the suspect two human eyeballs in a calabash, Cable wire used in perpetrating the heinous act, Travelling bag containing some native medicine”

Wakili added that others arrested in connection with the crime include Nensok Bawa ‘M’ 38yr-old of Kabwir District Kanke Local Government Area Plateau State and Yohana Luka (AKA Doctor Samu) 52yr-old of Golbong Village Amper District in Kanke Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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”Findings reveal that in April 2022, Principal Suspect Isaac Ezekiel conspired with the two suspects above to conceive the idea to commit the atrocity of getting the eyeballs of a human being.

On 24th June 2022 at about 0900hrs the principal suspect Isaac Ezekiel lured one Uzairu Salisu ‘M’ 16yr of Jahun Bauchi Metropolitan into a nearby Bush for a casual job on his farm, the Isaac Ezekiel used a cable wire to strangulate Uzairu Salisu into a coma and use a knife to remove the two eyes for a ritual purpose.

Investigation is in progress, after which the suspects will be charged to court.” the statement read

 

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Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

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Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

The police in Lagos state have arrested two herdsmen for allegedly killing an onlooker in the Agbemowo, Badagry area of the state today June 27.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Jundeyin, says the trouble started when a commercial bus rammed into two cows, killing one of them.

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Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

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The herdsmen got angry and intended to attack the bus driver and conductor but ended up killing an onlooker. Benjamin in his statement debunked claims that the deceased ran to the police station for protection but was turned back.

”A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry, killing one of the cows. The two cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death. Angry residents blocked the highway in protest of the killing.

The DPO, Morogbo Division, assisted by soldiers from 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry successfully cleared the obstruction. Normalcy has since returned to the area. It is entirely false that the victim was turned back when he sought refuge in the police station.

He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone reach the station. Meanwhile, the two herders have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently.”

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