Hayatu Galadima, a suspected faux soldier, and his accomplice, Hamisu Adamu, allegedly conveying drugs, ammunition and communication equipment to bandits in Kaduna Province have been apprehended by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
The patrol squad of NDLEA officers allegedly arrested the suspects on Gwagwalada Expressway in Abuja on Fri, September 30, 2021.
NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement explained that 21 RLA 7.45mm ammunition concealed in body of water bottles; 16 packs of new two-way radios (walkie-talkie), and 4 regular army chief masks, were amongst items recovered from Galadima.
The statement farther explained that others were a wallet containing an regular army ID card; one USD, 2 FCMB, one Foremost Bank, one Ecobank, one UBA, and one Skye Bank ATM cards; wraps of cannabis sativa; tablets of tramadol; 3 MTN, 2 9mobile and one Airtel SIM cards.
According to the statement, one iPhone 12 Pro; one Samsung A31; one Nokia phone; 7 NA pass letters; 5 handbags and one Bagco bag, containing personal belongings, as good as a gallon of palm oil, were also found on the faux soldier.
The faux soldier, Galadima claimed to be a Lance Corporal serving in Ibadan, Oyo Province, explained that they were taking the exhibits to Kaduna and Kano.
The statement farther explained, “Preliminary investigation, nevertheless nonetheless, indicates that the suspects may have contact with bandits in the Due north-Due west and were perhaps moving the ammunition and the two-way radios to bandits who are presently excommunicated due to the suspension of telecommunication services in Zamfara, Sokoto and Kaduna states.”
In some other evolution, Mario Okiwelu, a final-year student of Fine Arts and Plan at the Academy of Port Harcourt, Rivers Province, was also apprehended for allegedly importing 5 variants of liquid cannabis weighing 49.6grams from the US of America 5.
It said Okiwelu was arrested through a controlled delivery along with his accomplice, Precious Awuse, on Monday, September 27, 2021, around the NIPOST area, Port Harcourt.
The statement added that narcotics officers of the NDLEA attached to some courier firms in Lagos reportedly seized different sizes of illicit drugs and 40g of cocaine concealed in a Academy of Uyo grade certificate, on its way to Commonwealth of Australia.
It farther explained that other items seized were 280g of cannabis hidden in body cream bottles going to Republic of Cyprus; 400g of tramadol tucked in plastic bottles heading for Commonwealth of Australia and 1kg of Methamphetamine concealed in auto parts on its way to Hong Kong.
One Aliya Idris, on Saturday, 25th September, in a house of a drug wanted dealer, Shamsu Boda, on Joji route, Tudun Wada, Zaria was arrested by NDLEA Operatives in Kaduna.
Babafemi said that she was arrested during an surgery at Shamsu Boda’s house, adding that she was found with 30 bottles of cough syrup, codeine, and 20 sachets of Rophynol with a gross weight of 4.2kg and 77.5g, respectively.
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