The Lagos State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two men in connection with unlawful possession of 1.6kg of heroin. The suspects, Ogbonna Paul Obioma, 36, an auto parts dealer and Okpoagu Stanley Chijioke, 30 who claimed to be jobless were apprehended at Festac town, Lagos.
Lagos State commander of the NDLEA, Mr Aliyu Sule said that the suspects were nabbed following a tip-off. “The Lagos command acting on intelligence report seized 18 wraps of heroin weighing 1.6kg at Festac town. Two male suspects found in possession of the drugs have been arrested and will be charged to court” Aliyu stated.
Okpoagu Stanley Chijioke who was recently deported from India told investigators that he wanted to use the profit from the drug sales in setting up a business. In his words, “I was recently deported from India. At present, I am jobless and need to establish myself. My friend in India told me to collect the drug from a lady at Oshodi area of Lagos. I spoke with the lady on the phone and she gave me the bag. I took the drug to my friend Ogbonna Paul to help me look for buyers. It was in the process we were arrested with the drugs”.
Ogbonna Paul Obioma in his statement said that he wanted to make quick money from the sales. “My friend came to me with the drugs that I should assist in looking for a buyer. I decided to partner with him because he promised to reward me handsomely” Ogbonna stated.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade said that drug traffickers have no hiding place in the country. “NDLEA will spread its tentacles wide covering the airports, seaports, land borders and across the country. Drug barons have no hiding place. We shall trace their hideouts, arrest them and make the country drug-free”.
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