NDLEA arrests 2 with 1.6 kg of heroin
Lagos State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two men for allegedly being possession of 1.6kg of heroin.
The suspects, identified simply as Ogbonna Paul, 36, an auto parts dealer and Okpoagu Stanley, 30, were apprehended from their hideout in FESTAC town, Lagos.
A statement issued by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Head of Public Affairs, Mitchel Ofoyeju, said the Lagos State Commander of the agency, Mr Aliyu Sule, said 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,” he said.
He said Stanley Chijioke who was recently deported from India told investigators that he wanted to use profit from the sale of the drugs to set up a business.
“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 then took the drug to my friend, Ogbonna Paul, to help me look for buyers. It was in the process that we were arrested,” one of the suspects said.
The second suspect, Paul Ogbonna, in his statement said: “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”.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, said drug traffickers have no hiding place in the country.