Student of Owo Polytechnic, 28 Others Arrested With 169.063kg Of Hard Drugs

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Operatives Federal Territory Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, have nabbed a student of marketing in Owo Polytechnic, Mr. Henry Joseph, 30 years, with 107,4kg of cannabis sativa.

Also arrested was a correspondence student with American Hotel Education Institute  Mr. Charles Babalola, 23 who hails Ibadan, Oyo state and 28 others with who were in possession of additional 61.66kg of various types of Narcotic drugs.

FCT commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr. Obiefulei Dennis disclosed this while presenting his score card for the month of July. He said a total of 29 suspects comprising 24 males and 5 females were apprehended while a total of 169.06kg of illicit Drugs were seized. This comprises 166.523kg of cannabis, 2.4gm of cocaine and 2.3kg psychotropic substances. The commander emphasized the determination of the FCT command to tackle these agents of wares of destruction with a view to grounding their activities. The FCT command, he said will not allow Drug traffickers infiltrate the Federal capital. He noted that the Command’s stop and search strategy has been beefed up with many attendant successes.

Mr, Henry Joseph who hails from Ndukwa West LGA of Delta state was arrested along Lokoja-Abuja road .He has finished his Ordinary National Diploma and is waiting for admission into the Hihger National Diploma cadre at Owo polytechnic. He said he regrets his actions and blamed it on hardship.

Reacting to the arrest of Henry Joseph, the Director general/secretary of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr. Femi Ajayi applauded the efforts of the FCT command of the Agency. He said NDLEA if equipped with the needed financial and logistic assistance is proper positioned to contribute significantly to the efforts of the Federal Government to reduce insecurity and terrorism in the Country. He regreted that NDLEA has commited officers and men to prosecute its mandate but lacked adequate funding. He appealed to all Nigerians to contribute to the  Agency’s efforts aimed at reducing the level of insecurity in the country.

Mr, Femi Ajayi encouraged the youth to shun all forms of illegality and embrace dignity and hard work which would bring about pleasant reward at the end.

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