The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a serving officer of a law enforcement agency, Popoola Abayomi for selling assorted illicit drugs to students and cultists in Ogun State.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Director of Media and Advocacy of the Agency, Femi Babafemi.
According to the statement, Abayomi who serves in the Lagos State Command was arrested on Wednesday June 15, with different illicit drugs including codeine -17 bottles; cannabis -22.26grams; tramadol 230 -98grams; 61 tablets of flunitrazepam -23.72grams; 113 tablets of molly -48.16grams and sex drops -43.92grams after proper investigations were carried out.
Babafemi explained that he used his wife’s shop in Camp area of Abeoukuta as his sales point, adding that one of his salesmen known as Ogah was trailed to the location at about 8pm and arrested with six pinches of Colorado weighing 1.17grams.
He further explained that some student union officials of the federal institution blocked the NDLEA team with their official vehicle.
“The narcotic agents, however, restrained themselves and after hours of standoff succeeded in moving the suspects to custody.
“In the same vein, one Adelodun Kamaldeen has been arrested by operatives of the Oyo state Command of the Agency at General Area, Ilorin, Kwara State following the interception of a parcel containing cocaine and heroin that weighed 10.5grams and 4.8grams respectively on 13th June.
The statement indicated that, the following day, two ladies; Mary Peter, 40, and Mercy Oladele, 39, were arrested at Total Garden, Ibadan when NDLEA operatives acting on a tip-off, intercepted their commercial Micra car.
“The two women were arrested with seven bags of cannabis weighing 77.23kg brought in from Ogbese, Ondo State, to supply a man they simply identified as Alhaji.
According to them, they had earlier supplied the same Alhaji two bags before coming with the seven bags they were caught with.
“On Friday 18th June, operatives of the Oyo state Command acting on intelligence also raided the residence of one Alhaji Faruq at Elebu area, Akala expressway, Oluyole LGA, Ibadan, where they recovered 43 ampoules of methylphenidate,” it stated.