NDLEA Seizes Methamphetamine Worth 1.7 Billion Naira

drugscartelThe Anambra State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has intercepted 25.2 kilograms of Methamphetamine worth 1.7 billion Naira from a vehicle carrying the dangerous substance.

Addressing journalists at the Onitsha Command of the Agency on the latest development, the State Commander, Mr. Sule Momodu, says the command received intelligence information of the shipment of the dangerous drugs into the state for onward movement to Lagos.

In a swift stop and search exercise, the agency luckily intercepted the substance and arrested a 31 year old suspected hard drug dealer, Vincent Chidiebere.

Mr Momodu said the chemicals used for the production are highly toxic and can cause permanent destruction to the ecosystem while posing a serious health hazard to the community where it is produced.

He reminded the public that Governor of the state, Willie Obiano has pledged a reward of half a million Naira to anyone with information on where the substances are being produced within the state and assured of the readiness of the command, with support from the public in the area of information, to fight the illicit drug production and peddling in the state.

In a similar development, the Anambra state Police Command also paraded 20 suspected cultists and another notorious armed robbery suspect.

The new State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, reiterated his crime fighting commitment and warned all criminal elements in Anambra state to relocate as the prevailing peace and security in the state can never be compromised.

Mr. Okaula said he has directed the Divisional Police Officers, Area Commanders and Heads of Departments to display their numbers for the public to access, as his own would also be displayed to ensure a collective attack on crime and criminality in the state.

Police Parade Homicide, Rustlers Suspects In Yobe

Police Parades Homicide, Rustlers Suspects In YobeThe Police have paraded five suspects in connection with criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide contrary to Sections 97, 221 and 167-170 of the Penal Code Law of Nigeria.

The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Zannah Ibrahim, paraded the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Damaturu, the state capital in north-east Nigeria.

He said that the suspects lured one Isah Ibrahim into a bush and killed him. “His corpse was found ten days later in a decomposing stage, with two legs amputated, manhood and one eye removed.”

Mr Ibrahim also stated that investigation showed that one of the suspects, who was a friend to the deceased, connived with four others to commit the atrocity.

According to him, further investigation also revealed that three other suspects were frustrating the arrest of the principal culprits.

He said efforts were ongoing for the arrest and prosecution of the principal suspect.

The command paraded four additional suspects who rustle cattle around the north-east states of Yobe, Taraba and Bauchi state.

The Police boss said the syndicates were fond of catting away Cattle, Sheep and Goats, stressing that they had so far shared 345,000 Naira among themselves.

He said the police had recovered six Cows and 19 Sheep from the suspects and that the suspects would soon be charged.

In similar vein, the Police commissioner also paraded a farmer over the killing of a herdsman and injuring three others, whom he claimed led their herds into his farm, destroying his crops.

The farmer, according to the CP trailed the deceased and used his Dane Gun in killing one, leaving others injured. Those injured are are currently receiving treatment at the Sani Abacha Specialists in the capital of Yobe State.

Mr Ibrahim observed that with the receding of the rains, such cases would become rampant and called on the public to desist from taking the laws into their hands as well as to report any case of mischief to the police.

He also noted that the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) across the state were currently enlightening traditional rulers, farmers and herdsmen on the need to live peacefully with one another.