The Honourable Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade said a staff of the Agency Ibidayin Godwin attached to the Anambra State command will be prosecuted for allegedly aiding and abetting a suspected drug trafficker Adetoye Taiwa in smuggling 3kg of methamphetamine to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The seizure was made at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Shed by NDLEA operatives.
According to Giade, the Agency will remain transparent in its operations and will spare no one found to be involved in drug trafficking. The indictment of Godwin is in line with our policy of follow-up operation on every arrest and seizure made.
“I have institutionalized a culture of transparency in the NDLEA. Anybody indicted must be thoroughly investigated no matter how highly placed and if found guilty the law will take its course. The Agency will continue to provide a level playing field for all. No stone must be left unturned in the quest for a drug-free society. We must bring every culprit to justice by turning our investigative search light in all directions” Giade stated.
NDLEA Commander at the Lagos Airport Mr. Hamza Umar said that more arrests have been made and investigation is ongoing. In his words, “we apprehended on Adetoye Taiwo who is a clearing and forwarding agent with 3kg of methamphetamine meant for export to Malaysia. In the process of investigation, he indicted Ibidayin Godwin an officer of the NDLEA working at the Anambra State command. We have also arrested three others Taiwo Ososanya, Fatai Olawale Akera and Alhaji Yusuf Olayemi Bankole who are being quizzed by our investigators”.
According to the Agency, the suspects will soon be charged to court following the establishment of a prima facie case of conspiracy, unlawful possession and exportation of narcotics.
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