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Buhari Sacks Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman
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Buhari Sacks Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman

President Muhamma­du Buhari has ap­proved the removal of the Chairman of the National Drug Law En­forcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd). He was appointed on Jan­uary 12, 2016 by the former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachair Lawal, via a let­ter with reference number SGF.35/S.5/11/272. In another letter dated January 7, 2021 and signed by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Musta­pha, Abdallah was mandated to handover to the Secretary of the agency, Mr. Shadrach Haruna, on or before Janu­ary 10, 2021 (today). Sunday Independent gathered that Haruna, who was in the United Kingdom during the notice, had to cut short his trip as he hurried­ly returned to Nigeria at the weekend. Disquiet Over Hurried Recruit­ment ...
NDLEA Chairman Opposes Akeredolu On Marijuana, Denies Trip To Thailand
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NDLEA Chairman Opposes Akeredolu On Marijuana, Denies Trip To Thailand

NDLEA Chairman, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd), has opposed Governor Akeredolu on his stance on marijuana as he further denied the alleged reason they visited Thailand. Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd) who denied visiting Thailand with Governor Akeredolu to learn how to grow Marijuana for economic gain as being reported in some quarters, revealed that they recently destroyed 3,900 hectares of cannabis sativa in Ondo State. The NDLEA Chairman who opposed Governor Akeredolu over their alleged marijuana trip to Thailand, added that Nigeria’s staunch opposition to legalising cannabis as restated at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs’ round-table talks in March 2019 still stands. His statement read in parts; “My attention has been drawn to the misinformation that the Ondo State Governor and...
NDLEA: Abuse Of Tramadol, Cough Syrup Still High Among Nigerian Youths
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NDLEA: Abuse Of Tramadol, Cough Syrup Still High Among Nigerian Youths

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried the continuous high-level of abuse of Tramadol and codeine based cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women. NDLEA Chairman, retired Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, said this while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and World Drug Problem’ at the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters, New York. Abdallah said: “Nigeria is witnessing a high level of abuse of tramadol and cough syrups containing codeine, especially by vulnerable youths and women. “This is a phenomenon common to many countries in the West-African sub-region which has ushered in a new level of transnational organised crimes. “As a result, a lot of national and sub-regional initiatives, including capacity develop...
NDLEA Arrests 3 Women For Selling Cannabis In Badagry
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NDLEA Arrests 3 Women For Selling Cannabis In Badagry

Three women have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Badagry, Lagos State. It was learnt that the suspects — Adesola Kolawole, 30; Sade Oyewale, 44; and 36-year-old Kadijat Mojeet — were found with about four kilogrammes of cannabis in their hideouts. A statement by the NDLEA on Tuesday said the arrest followed complaints from members of the public, who reported that the suspects constituted a nuisance in the area. Adesola, a mother of two children, who allegedly sold cannabis mixed with alcohol, popularly called ‘monkey tail’, said she used the proceeds for the upkeep of her family. She said, “I am from Ekiti State and I have been selling the mixture for over a year. I earn an average of N5,000 daily, which I use to sustain my family.” ...
NDLEA Nabs Two Grandmothers For Drug Trafficking At Lagos Airport
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NDLEA Nabs Two Grandmothers For Drug Trafficking At Lagos Airport

OFFICERS of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have foiled attempts by two grandmothers to unlawfully export narcotic drugs to New York, United States and Medina, Saudi Arabia. The suspects allegedly ingested one hundred and eight (108) wraps of substances that tested positive for heroin and cocaine during outward screening of passengers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The grandmothers blamed their involvement in drug trafficking on financial hardship. According to the NDLEA, the preliminary investigation revealed that this was the first time a grandmother of 60 years will ingest a whopping eighty-three wraps of narcotics. In addition, the second suspect was going to Saudi Arabia where drug trafficking attracts capital punishment. Her ...
Fumilola Arike Ogbuaya Wanted By NDLEA For Drug Dealing
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Fumilola Arike Ogbuaya Wanted By NDLEA For Drug Dealing

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has declared a Lagos socialite, Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, aka Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, wanted in connection with drug trafficking. The woman was also accused of allegedly using proceeds of drugs to acquire property. PUNCH Metro learnt that the socialite was implicated in a case of botched exportation of 1.6 kilogrammes of cocaine to Saudi Arabia in February 2017 through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, said one Odeyemi Morayo, aka Ariyo Monsurat Olabisi, arrested by the agency implicated Ogbuaya during investigation. He said, “Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, aka Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, a Lagos socialite has ignored an invitation by the NDLEA. Her Lagos residence was traced by...