KASHAMU’S EXTRADITION CASE: SUPREME COURT FIXES DATE FOR HEARING

 George Opara  The Supreme Court, Tuesday fixed July 30 as fresh hearing date in an appeal filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu in which he is praying the apex Court to stop the federal government from extraditing him to the United States of America (USA) for trial in an alleged hard drug trafficking offence. Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) are the key respondents in the appeal filed by Kashamu to stop the execution of two Appeal Court judgments granted against him. The…

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NDLEA UNCOVERS DRUGS WAREHOUSE IN AGENCY’S CHAIRMAN’S VILLAGE

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has busted a major drug hideout in Garaha, Hong local government area of Adamawa state. Hong is the birthplace of Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA. Yakubu Kibo, state Commander, NDLEA, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Yola, saying, “The command has discovered through recent arrests and seizures of assorted drugs within (Garaha) Hong environs on June 22, 2019. “I, therefore, call on people with useful information that can lead to the arrest of drug sellers in their areas to NDLEA…

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NDLEA CLEARS KANO UGOLAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY OVER 303 BOXES OF TRAMADOL, SAYS KANO CP LIED

The Police Commissioner in Kano, Mr Muhammad Wakili has been accused of being economical with the truth over the arrest of 303 Cartoons of Tramadols. According to the State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the commission lied by his claim. Faulting the state Police Commissioner over the arrest of 303 cartons of suspected hard drugs, the NDLEA Commander, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, said what the Police have in their custody was rather Diclofenac and not Tramadol as claimed. Dr Ibrahim Abdul noted that his men had arrested…

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LEGALISING MARIJUANA IN NIGERIA- A LEGAL OPINION BY KAYODE AJULO

LEGALITY OF MARIJUANA IN NIGERIA: A LEGAL OPINION -Kayode Ajulo, PhD Abstract In the recent times, there have been calls from different quarters on the need to legalize the use of Marijuana in Nigeria. This legal opinion considers the mischief behind the laws proscribing the production, possession, sale and use of Marijuana and thereafter considers the benefits of legalizing Marijuana in Nigeria. Introduction Classified as an illicit drug in many countries, marijuana is outlawed by many governments. In Nigeria, it is often referred to as ‘Indian hemp’, in the country,…

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POLICE, NDLEA SILENT AS WANTED COCAINE DEALER RESURFACES ON SOCIAL MEDIA, LED INCOMING GOVERNOR’S CAMPAIGN

Police, NDLEA silent as alleged fugitive cocaine trafficker returns to social media Premium Times Nigeria / Premium Times / 5 hours ago Two months after a social media strategist was outed as an alleged cocaine trafficker who absconded from trial in a federal court in Lagos, the security agencies are yet to act. Olufunke Phillips, who worked as a digital manager for the Lagos State governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was arrested and charged in 2007 for alleged possession of 3.14 kilogrammes of cocaine. She was among 26 others who were arraigned before various judges for illegal…

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HOW 7 KANO AIRPORT OFFICIALS WERE PICKED FOR INSERTING DRUGS IN PASSENGERS LUGGAGE

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) has arrested and arraigned 7 airport cartels suspected to be planting hard drugs in passengers’ luggage! The cartel was uncovered after NDLEA detectives embarked on further investigation of a Nigerian lady who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for drug possession. The accused include Idris Umar Shehu(alias Umar Sanda) Sanni Suleiman,Nuhu Adamu, Rhoda Adetunji, Udosen Itoro Henry and Sanni Hamisu. The lady that was caught is called Zainab, caught with tramadol planted by Airport staff at Aminu International Airport, Kano and she has been executed…

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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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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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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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