Man Convicted For Displaying Cannabis Publicly

Woman Charged With Murder Of Three Year OldA Magistrate Court in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, has convicted a 41-years-old man identified as Waidi Adelabu, for displaying cannabis publicly.

The accused was charged for possession and public display of cannabis popularly known as “weed” on two count charge.

The Prosecutor, Mr Elisha Olusegun said Adelabu committed the offence on January 9, 2017, at about 2:00 pm at Oke-Baale area, Osogbo.

He said: “Without lawful authority he had in his possession two wraps of weed suspected to be Indian Hemp otherwise known as cannabis sativa”.

The Prosecutor added that the offence contravenes Section 430 (1) and 249(D) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. II laws of Osun-State of Nigeria 2002.

The accused on the other hand, pleaded guilty to the two count charge preferred against him.

Mr Elisha tendered the statement of the accused person which was admitted by the court as exhibit ‘A’ and two wraps of weeds which was also admitted as exhibit ‘B’.

Before the Magistrate handed down the sentence, the defendant, Mr Badmus Kazim, giving allocutus plea, said the accused person saved the time of the court and showed remorse in conducting himself in good manner and doesn’t have any record of previous conviction.

He said: “I plead with the court to make use of section 430 by providing an option of fine to the convict”.

subsequently, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Olushola Aluko, in his ruling, sentenced Waidi Adelabu to six month imprisonment or pay a fine of 10,000 Naira.

Bayelsa: NDLEA Secures 19 Convictions In 2016

Bayelsa: NDLEA Secures 19 Convictions In 2016The Bayelsa State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says it arrested 215 suspected drug traffickers and seized a total of 219.999kg of various types of illicit drugs in the state in the outgoing 2016.

The command’s Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs, Superintendent Osakwe Ikenna, said that of the 215 suspects, 164 were male and 51 were female.

“The command also successfully secured 19 convictions, while a total of 149 persons who used drugs were counselled”.

The spokesman said, “At present, two residential clients are still undergoing rehabilitation.

“The command equally carried out aggressive and far-reaching public enlightenment through lectures, radio and television programmes, print media, drug free clubs and collaboration with various groups, communities and associations”.

Specifically, “In the last quarter of 2016, the command arrested 39 suspects, out of which 29 were males and 10 were females as well as seizing 52.997kg of various types of illicit drugs from drug traffickers in the state”.

He further stated that during the last quarter, the NDLEA operatives apprehended several drug dealers on the command’s watch list, including a notorious baron, who was arrested on November 12, 2016.

“A total of 20kg of dried weed suspected to be Cannabis Sativa were recovered from his warehouse within Yenagoa metropolis”.

He said the suspected baron’s storekeeper and carrier were also arrested.

He reiterated that the command remains proactive and ever vigilant to frustrate the efforts of unrepentant drug barons, who destroy the lives of unsuspecting youth and foster criminality and insecurity in the society through the distribution and sales of illicit and controlled substances.

The spokesman appealed to communities to support the command by providing relevant and accurate information on drug dealers in their areas.

“We call on residents of the state to celebrate the remaining part of the festivities with due attention to their health and security, and especially, to abstain from all illicit substances.

“We also encourage parents to make themselves available to their wards and children, listen to them and give them moral and psychological support to prevent them from being lured into the use of illicit drugs by their peers,” he concluded.

 

NDLEA Destroys 21 Hectares Of Cannabis In Osun


NDLEAThe Osun state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it destroyed about 21.4 Hectares of cannabis sativa farm located at Onikete farm settlement in Isokan Local Government area of the state. 

The State Commandant Mrs Sylvia Egwunwoke who spoke to Channels Television at her office in Oshogbo the state capital, shortly after the destruction, says the command was alerted about the farm settlement by residents in a nearby village near Onikete Farm settlement.

Although she confirmed that no arrest was made, but stated that land owners who lease out their farm lands, to people for the purpose of planting cannabis sativa will be made to face the wrath of the law.

She further stated that the process of nabbing all cannabis sativa farmers is a continuous one as other farm lands have also been identified in the state and the command is set to destroy all of them at this early stage.

The Osun State NDLEA Commandant therefore warned farm owners ‎to desist from being accomplices in this illicit trade, as much as she sought for the cooperation of the state government and other stake holders to rid the state off the trade.

NDLEA Reels Out Achievements In Ondo

NDLEA Reels Out Achievements In OndoThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has seized over 113,000 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa between January and December, 2015.

Ondo State Command of the NDLEA in southwest Nigeria, which made the feat said it also confiscated 500 grammes of cocaine within the stated period.

The Ondo State Commandant, Mohammed Sokoto, who gave the report  at the agency’s Headquarters, told reporters that 21 cannabis farmlands covering 323 acres were destroyed during the period.

He added that a total of 210 suspects were arrested out of which 35 were convicted.

Reacting to rumours that some NDLEA officials in Ondo State were conniving with drug dealers, Mr Sokoto maintained that they were untrue allegations.

He said: “Anyone with a valid proof should present it for such officers to be prosecuted”.

The Ondo State Commandant urged Ondo State residents to be courteous in merry making during the yuletide, cautioning that the command was monitoring all the ‎towns and villages to ensure they were free of criminals.

Ogun Customs Impound 90 Sacks Of Indian Hemp

customs impound bags of cannabisThe Ogun State Customs Command says it has intercepted and seized 359 parcels of substance believed to be cannabis sativa (indian hemp), stocked into 90 sacks with duty value of over nine million naira along the Imeko border town of Ogun State, south-west Nigeria.

Handing over the substance to its National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) counterpart, the Ogun State Area Comptroller of Customs, Haruna Mahmud, reiterated the commitment of the command in its anti-smuggling drive, in order to reduce smuggling activities to the barest minimum.

While sounding a note of warning to smugglers along the Ogun border posts, the Area Comptroller asked for more synergy and cooperation among security agencies in combating crime in the state.

In its revenue generation drive, Mr Mahmud said that over two billion naira has been generated in the first four months of the 2015 fiscal year, while 361 seizures with duty paid value of over 300 million naira was recorded by the command.

Customs Intercepts Luxurious Bus Carrying 399.5 Kilogram Of Cannabis Sativa

Cannabis SativaThe Federal Operations Unit Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted and seized a luxurious bus in Enugu.

The bus, with Enugu State registration number XK 241 ENU, was carrying substance suspected to be cannabis sativa to the tone of 399.5 kilogram, valued at 9million naira.

While handing over the bags of cannabis sativa to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, the Area Comptroller of FOU Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service, Mr Victor Dimka, said that the driver of the luxurious bus was intercepted along 9th Mile axis of Enugu State.

He stated that his men, having gotten reliable information from their sources, trailed the driver from his pick up point to the point of arrest.

Mr Dimka expressed displeasure over the activities of drug dealers in the zone despite numerous awareness against drug trafficking.

He warned all drug dealers to stay clear of the zone as his men were better equipped and committed to ensure that drug trafficking and smuggling is totally eradicated.

The Enugu State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Anthony Ohayere, also called on the public to support the NDLEA by giving them useful information that would aid them in arresting drug dealers.

He noted that the fight against drug trafficking should not be left in the hands of NDLEA and security operatives alone.

NDLEA Seizes N75 Million Cocaine From 26 Year Old Suspected Drug Baron

HempThe Cross River State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,  in Calabar has arrested Kelechi Amaka, a 26 year old indegene of Imo State based in Cameroon, with 6.3 kilograms of pure cocaine, worth 75 million Naira.

He was apprehended at the Niwa Jetty in Calabar.

Parading the suspect at the office of the NDLEA in Calabar, the state commander of the agency, Kayode Adeniyi told journalists that the drugs were concealed in six ladies hand bag, factory sealed and kept in a leather box.

The NDLEA boss also said that attempts to smuggle the drug into Nigeria failed as the suspect was intercepted by officers on operation.

He stressed that, this arrest is the largest singular arrest with respect to category ‘A’ drug ever made by the State Command.

According to him, the most trafficked drug in this part of the country has been Cannabis Sativa popularly known as Indian hemp.

However, the suspect who is still in the custody of the agency told Channels Television that, he was acting on instructions from his boss in Cameroon to deliver the female hand bags to someone in Nigeria, with no knowledge of its contents.

 

 

NDLEA Arrests Graduate With Indian Hemp Weighing 89.3 Kg

The Kogi State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 300 level student of the Kogi State University in Ayingba with a substance suspected to be cannabis sativa weighing 89.3 kg.

The state commander of NDLEA, Mohammed Bello, who disclosed this while parading two other suspected drug dealers at the state headquarters of the command in Lokoja, also stated that illicit drugs dealers were on the increase in the state.

Kunle Awogbemila, a 300 level student studying Banking and Finance at the Kogi State University, from Ondo state, said he had been in the drug business since November 2013.

He told journalists that he had ventured into the illegal trade because his father divorced his mother and refused to take up his education bills.

Another suspect arrested for his involvement in the crime, Saliu Momoh, was the driver conveying the drugs to Ageva in Okene before he was arrested.

However, the NDLEA boss who said he was not buying their explanations told Channels Television how they were arrested.

He said that illicit drugs dealers were on the increase in the state and that over 6,000 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa were confiscated in 2013, while over 4,000 kilogrammes was destroyed in 2012.

He also paraded a partially blind man, Ezekiel Yerima who was once arrested for drug dealing but was later discharged by the court due to his disability.

 

NDLEA Arrests Over 200 Drug Barons In Kaduna

The Kaduna state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) today (Thursday) arrested over 200 suspected drug barons and drug addicts in various parts of the state while five cannabis farms were also uncovered in five local government areas of the state.

The State Commandant of the agency, Mohammed Jibrin, told newsmen in his office that   the farms are located in Sanga, Kagarko, Jema’a and Zaria Local Government Areas of the state.

Jibrin said the agency discovered the farms through information from indigenes of the communities and stressed the need for the public to furnish the agency with information that could enable it combat the increasing rate of drug abuse and peddling in the state.

According to him, the agency has arrested 137 suspects with over two tons of cannabis sativa, 235 grammes of cocaine and 182 kilograms of other narcotic substances between January and October this year while 70 suspects have been convicted for various drug-related offences.

The Commandant assured the public of confidentiality and safety of any person that provided it with information that could enable the agency curb drug abuse and trafficking.

While calling on parents and guardians to be wary of the activities of their children, the commandant disclosed a new form of drug addiction among the youths to include; sniffing of lizard excreta, pit toilets, smoking old papers and inhaling of petrol.

While commending Governor Muktar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna state for his assistance to the agency in the fight against drug abuse in the state, he stated that the agency has focused much of the fight on powerful drug barons in the state.

He also appealed to other security agencies in the state to always hand over drug suspects to the agency for prosecution, rather than them charging  such suspects to court without proper consultation.

NDLEA Uncovers Five Indian-hemp Farms In Kaduna

The Kaduna state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has uncovered five cannabis farms in some parts of the state.

The Commandant of the Agency, Mohammed Jibrin, said   the farms are located in Sanga, Kagarko, Jema’a and Zaria Local Government Areas of the state.

Jibrin said the agency discovered the cannabis farms through information from indigenes of the communities and stressed the need for the public to furnish the agency with information that could enable it combat the increasing rate of drug abuse and peddling in the state.

According to him, the agency has arrested 300 suspects with over two tons of cannabis sativa, 235 grammes of cocaine and 182 kilograms of other narcotic substances between January and October this year.

The commandant assured the public of confidentiality and safety of any person that provides it with information that could enable the agency curb drug abuse and trafficking.

NDLEA Destroys 102.715Kg Of Illicit Drugs

The Edo state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed 102.715kg of Narcotics and Psychotic drugs seized by the command.

The Chairman NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade said the drugs were recovered as a result of daily raid operations carried out by the state command, stressing that the agency is commitment in ridding the society from illicit drugs.

On his part, the Edo state commander of the NDLEA, Sani Ibrahim Sani said 480 acres of cannabis sativa farmland have also been destroyed during the planting season, adding that the command is determined to put drug barons out of business and forest reserves.

A total of 231 suspected drug traffickers have been arrested and 81,541,71KG of illicit drugs mostly cannabis sativa was impounded by the command in 2012.

Police Arrests Fake Soldier With 53 Bags Of Inidian Hemp

The Imo State police command has arrested a 37- year old man, Fabian Enudi, who was caught in Ohaji Egbema Local government area, Imo state, while transporting 53 bags of Cannabis Sativa also known as Indian hemp.

Briefing journalists at the police headquarters in Owerri, the Imo state capital, the Commissioner for Police Mr .Mohammed Katsina said the suspect who was dressed in an army uniform was intercepted by the police special ambush team along Owerri-Port Harcourt road.

The fake soldier was arrested in a black Nissan Pathfinder jeep which carried a fake registration number LU366ABJ.

Mr. Katsina said after much interrogation, the police discovered that he is an impostor and he is neither an army officer nor officer of any of the security operatives. The military uniform was only to deceive members of the public and security operatives.

Fabian Enudi, a native of Abbi village, Abraka Delta state had transported the 53 bags from Kwale in Delta state.

Mr. Enudi, who confessed to have committed the offence told Channels Television that he has been into the business for over a year and the army uniform belong to his late father who was an army officer.

The Command also paraded a 41 year old man a native of Ezinihitte Mbaise in Imo state who was alleged to have forcefully and illegally defiled a 13 year old girl by disguising to be a philanthropist representing a popular non-governmental organisation in Nigeria.

He claimed to have the mandate of the NGO to scout for children of poor parentage in a guise to sponsor their education.

The suspect however denied all the allegations leveled against him, claiming to be an engineer and a businessman and that he’s had nothing to do any young girl.