UNILAG TESTS STUDENTS FOR HARD DRUGS, NABS 100

In a bid to check drug abuse on campus, the University of Lagos has provided a drug test kit in its medical centre to examine students suspected to be on hard drugs. The institution said no less than 100 illicit drug users were caught within a year of commencement of the tests. Outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Rahaman Bello, confirmed this at a forum with News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. Bello said the initiative was necessary because drug abuse was on the increase, generally, in the nation’s tertiary institutions. “Drug…

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87-YR OLD WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG TRAFFICKING, REMANDED IN PRISON

87 year-old woman pleads guilty, remanded in prison for drug trafficking November 9, 2017 Agency Report. A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, remanded an 87-year-old woman, Maria Agbomabiwon, in prison custody for dealing in 10.3 kg of Marijuana. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, dragged the accused, who resides at No. 9, Osunba Street, Oto-Awori, Ijaniki, Lagos, to the court, presided by Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari. Also, another 56-year-old woman, Anya Nneoma, pleaded guilty before the same court for trafficking 5 kg of the restricted narcotics. The News…

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TRAFFICKERS EXCRETE 119 PARCELS OF KNOWN, UNKNOWN DRUGS NDLEA

Afeez Hanafi Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested two suspects for alleged attempt to smuggle methamphetamine out of the country. The suspects – John Ifechukwu and Victor Anadu – were intercepted by the NDLEA operatives at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. They reportedly swallowed 65 and 54 wraps of substances to conceal the drug. The spokesperson for the NDLEA, Jonah Achemah, who confirmed the arrest on Wednesday, said a 37-year-old woman, Omotayo Anifowoshe, was also arrested at the local wing of the Lagos airport with…

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NDLEA ARRESTS 38 SUSPECTS IN BAYELSA FOR ILLICIT DRUGS

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ), Bayelsa Command, on Wednesday, said it arrested 38 drug suspects and seized 29.751 kilogrammes of illicit drugs in the state in September, 2017. The command’s Principal Staff Officer and Superintendent of Narcotics, Osakwe Ikenna, gave the figure in a statement in Yenagoa. Ikenna stated that the suspects included 26, male adults and 12, female offenders. He said that the illicit drugs seized from the suspects comprised cannabis sativa, psychotropic substances, heroin and cocaine. Ikenna said that statistics of arrest and seizure…

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SERIOUS WAHALA: 3MIL BOTTLES OF CODEINE CONSUMED IN THE NORTH DAILY – SENATE

Drug Ab By Henry Umoru ABUJA—THE Senate, yesterday, raised the alarm that the 19 Northern states of the federation were under serious threat due to drug abuse, stating that over three million bottles of codeine syrup were consumed daily in Kano and Jigawa states. It disclosed that across the 19 states, women, young girls in tertiary institutions, working class ladies, married, unemployed women displaced by Boko Haram insurgency, among others, were involved in drug abuse, and that in 2015 alone, over 2,205 people were arrested in North-West geo-political zone by…

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INDIAN HEMP TRAFFICKING: 3 BAGS FIVE YEARS IMPRISONMENT

NDLEA officials • Senate worried about northern women’s drug addiction • NAFDAC seeks inter-agency synergy to stop fake products A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced three dealers to five years imprisonment for unlawfully carrying 559 kilogrammes of marijuana. Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo found the convicts, Akiti Narteh, 33, Jelili Anu, 25 and Kunniji Damilola, 24 guilty of two-count charge of illicit drug deal and illegal transportation of the drugs. During their arraignment, the prosecutor, Jerry Aernan, told the court that operatives of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)…

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I SELL .5MIL NAIRA INDIAN HEMP DAILY – DRUG DEALER

Afeez Hanafi A suspected drug peddler, Sunday Adesoye, aka Malboro, has been arrested for dealing in cannabis in Akala, Mushin, Lagos State. It was learnt that Adesoye was arrested along with 49 others by operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit on Saturday. Forty eight bags of illicit drugs were said to have been recovered from the suspects. Adesoye, in his statement to the police, reportedly stated that he sold cannabis and other drugs worth N500,000 on a daily basis at Akala. The…

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NIGERIAN STUDENT IN AUSTRALIA GUILTY OF IMPORTING 10MILLION HARD DRUGS, SET TO BE SENTENCED

An Australian court will sentence a Nigerian post-graduate student, Jackson Igwebuike on 25 October, after he was found guilty of importing methamphetamine worth $10million to Canberra. The drug, worth N3.6 billion was imported by Igwebuike to Canberra in ornate golden fish statues in October 2015, but alert security men intercepted the drugs and substituted the ice before he collected the parcel. The drug could have had “calamitous consequences” if sold in the community, federal prosecutors told the court. Lawyers for the 34 year-old Nigerian, a graduate of University of Benin,…

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TROOPS, NDLEA RECOVER ARMS FROM DRUG BARON IN ABIA

Wale Odunsi Nigeria Army on Saturday said troops and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives on 23 September 2017, raided a house of a notorious drug baron, Maxi Ota Benjamin now at large. Benjamin resides in Amirima Compound, Achara Ihechiowa community in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State. Colonel Sagir Musa, Deputy Director Public Relations 82 Division, in a statement said the raid led to the arrest of four suspected accomplices who were in the wanted drug baron’s residence. The statement added: “The following items were also recovered;…

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DOG MAULS OWNER TO DEATH AFTER EATING COCAINE

Both cocaine and morphine were found in the blood of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog that mauled and killed its owner earlier this year experts have confirmed. The dog named ‘Major’ attacked and killed its owner, Mario Perivoitos, in north London while BBC film crew that was working on a documentary about drugs looked on in horror. A veterinary toxicologist said it was the drug in the animal’s blood that fuelled the attack on its dog’s owner. The film crew had gone with the 41-year-old owner of the dog to…

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