NDLEA Arrests Man Who Sells Illicit Drugs in Wheelchair, Ex-convict, Others

Written by Bola Abraham

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a notorious drug dealer, Godwin Emuneyin, in Afuze, Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State. The 45-year-old suspect, who is physically challenged, allegedly used his wheelchair as a cover to deal in illicit substances such as methamphetamine and cannabis.

The NDLEA disclosed that Emuneyin was arrested on Tuesday following credible intelligence. A wooden box used to conceal illicit substances, including 18 pinches of methamphetamine and 71 wraps of cannabis, was recovered from him. This was announced in a statement issued on Sunday by Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy.

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In a series of operations, the NDLEA also recovered 42 bags of cannabis weighing 480kgs from a camp in Aviosi forest in Owan West LGA, and 231.5kgs of the substance from the Utese forest in Ovia North East LGA. A cannabis farm measuring 0.778960 hectares was also destroyed.

In Adamawa State, NDLEA operatives intercepted a Toyota Corolla car loaded with 30,899 Tramadol 225mg and 100mg pills concealed inside the body compartments of the car. The driver, Sani Samaila, confessed that he was transporting the consignment from Jalingo, Taraba State, to Yola, Adamawa State.

The NDLEA also made several other interceptions and seizures across the country, including the recovery of 18.875 tons of cannabis sativa on 7.55 hectares farmland in Ogun state, and the arrest of a commercial bus driver transporting 45.150kgs cannabis from Lagos to Osun state.

In Delta state, NDLEA operatives backed by men of the Nigerian Army stormed a remote forest in Umuchime community, Ndokwa West LGA where they destroyed 12.5 tons of cannabis on five hectares of farmland, and recovered 53.22kgs processed weeds and seeds of the substance.

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of the Edo, Ogun, Osun, Adamawa, Delta, and FCT Commands of the Agency for their balanced efforts in the past week.

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