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NDLEA Impounds Drugs Worth N2.9bn In Lagos





The Lagos State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has released its statistics on arrests and seizures made in 2014.

According to the agency, 129 suspected drug traffickers were nabbed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, adding that the arrests indicated 16.2 per cent increase in two years.

Of the impounded drugs, cocaine was said to be the largest haul.

A statement on Wednesday by the NDLEA’s spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, said the suspects were arrested in 18 airlines.

It read in part, “Cocaine has the largest quantity with 120.4 kilogrammes Methamphetamine is next with 108.6kg; cannabis sativa, 107.9kg; heroin, 51kg; psychotropic substances 37.3kg and ephedrine, 10.8kg. The estimated street value of the seized drugs in 2014 is N2.9bn. Drug seizures decreased by 33.68kg. Of the 129 suspected drug traffickers, 118 were males and 11 were females.

“A total of 44 suspects were apprehended trying to import narcotics into the country. South Africa, China and United Arab Emirates top the list of preferred destinations by suspects”.

The statement further noted that the command received 229 persons, who were deported on drug-related charges from abroad in 2014.

“Out of the 229 drug deportees, 39 came from Italy, 37 from the United States of America, 36 from Spain, 31 from Norway and 22 from Thailand. Others are Saudi Arabia 14, Switzerland 13, France seven, United Arab Emirates five, Greece four, while Brazil and Sweden deported three persons each.

“Australia, India and South Africa deported two persons each while Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Indonesia, Ireland, Portugal, Turkey Uganda and United Kingdom deported a person each”, it added.

The statement further revealed that while 29 suspects ingested narcotics, 88 traffickers hid drugs in their luggage and four were caught in connection with anal ingestion.

A female suspect was said to have hidden drugs in her private parts.

The money seized from the suspects by the agency at the MMIA were “$24, 362; €23,450; £10,000; N240,000 and R1,140 South African Rand. In addition, 107 ATM cards and $252,500 were intercepted”.

Speaking on the figure, the Chairman of NDLEA, Mr. Ahmadu Giade, said the agency would work to address the problem of drug trafficking in the country.

He said, “The NDLEA shall continue to work very hard in making the country peaceful and drug-free. Efforts shall be intensified towards public enlightenment on the dangers of drug production, trafficking and abuse.

“Let me call on parents and guardians to educate their children on the benefits of living a drug-free lifestyle”.

He also urged commanders to beef up security checks at the airport to frustrate the activities of the smugglers.

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims



“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims


Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)



Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)



#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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