NDLEA ar­rests 2 with 1.6 kg of heroin

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

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.

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