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Police Arrest Pregnant Woman and Five Others for Drug Possession in Anambra

Six suspects and a pregnant woman were detained by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) agents in Aguleri, Anambra State, for trading in illegal substances in Oraifite and Umuni-Evili.

The NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, stated in a statement on Sunday that two women, Ifeoma Iheanyi, 21, and Amarachi Akaolisa, 25, who is six months pregnant, were among the six suspects detained for dealing in illegal narcotics.

He listed others to include: Okwuchukwu Chukwuka; Onyedika Ngwu; Ekene Hyginus and Nzomiwu Ikechukwu.

“Recovered from them were over 6 kilogrammes of cannabis, tramadol, diazepam and codeine syrup in raids conducted NDLEA operatives between Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th Feb in parts of the state,” he said.

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Additionally, Babafemi said that two women, Boluwatife Adebayo and Omolade Fola Adebayo, were among the suspects arrested in Lagos on Saturday, February 10th, during raids in different parts of the state.

“While Ogah Sunday Adole and Boluwatife Adebayo were arrested at Agidingbi, Ikeja, in connection with 220grams of cannabis, 10.6 litres of codeine syrup, and other psychotropic substances, Omolade Fola Adebayo was nabbed at Ijesha with various quantities of cannabis, codeine syrup, rohypnol and molly.

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Babafemi revealed that the majority of the seizures occurred in Nasarawa State, where on Sunday, February 4, NDLEA agents acting on reliable information stopped a truck bearing the license plate Lagos JJJ 64 YC that was transporting 367 jumbo bags of cannabis sativa, totaling 4,037 kilograms, from Akure, Ondo state, to the Shabu area of Lafia, the state capital.

“Three suspects: Shuaibu Yahaya Liman, 35; Monday Audu, 33, and Linus Samuel, 42 have been arrested in connection with the seizure.

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“The following day Monday 5th February, operatives in Abuja, FCT arrested the duo of Jibrin Shuaibu, 23, and Prosper Innih, 17, with 169 bags and 80 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 1,961.5kgs concealed in a truck with registration number Ogun WDE 557 XC. The truck was intercepted during a stop and search operation along Abaji – Abuja highway on their way from Uzeba to Dei-Dei, FCT,” he stated. [CONTINUE READING HERE]



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