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NDLEA Arrests Two Ex-cons For Smuggling 66Kilos Of Cannabis

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exconsKano State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested two ex-convicts for allegedly smuggling substances that tested positive to cannabis sativa (Indian Hemp).

The ex-cons, Ejike Martins, 53, and ThankGod Obums, 35, were caught along Emir Road, Sabon Gari, in a dark green Mercedes Benz Car with registration number AA809AJG containing compressed 104 blocks of Cannabis sativa weighing 66 kilogrammes.

“We responded swiftly to an intelligence report on the duo and when we got to their location at Emir Road, they were found to be in possession of compressed cannabis with a total weight of 66kg,” Ahmadu Garba, the NDLEA Kano Commander said in a statement Thursday.

“They have claimed ownership of the drugs stating that it was a joint business. They both contributed the start-up capital with which they invested in cannabis smuggling”.

Ex-Convicts’ History of Drug Smuggling

According to its preliminary investigation, the NDLEA said both suspects had been convicted in the past for drug-related offences.

According to its records, the agency said Mr. Martins, who hails from Aguata local government in Anambra State, in 1982, travelled to Lagos in search of greener pastures; he was however, arrested at the Lagos airport in 2005 by NDLEA officials on his way to Spain.

“NDLEA charged him to court for attempting to export one kilogramme of cocaine to Spain. He was found guilty and sentenced to two and half years imprisonment but he mischievously evaded jail term”, the agency stated.

“Three months after his criminal jail evasion, he was apprehended at the Kano airport with 4kg of cocaine. This second arrest made the NDLEA to uncover the jail evasion cartel in 2007. Ejike was sentenced to five years jail term for smuggling 4kg of Cocaine found on him at the Kano Airport. The charge number is FHC/IL/CR/183/2007, FGN VS Ejike Martins”.

On completion of his prison sentence, Martins was re-arrested by NDLEA officials at the gate of the Kano Prison and taken to Lagos to complete his initial jail term.

“After completing the arrears of his sentence, he regained his freedom in January 2014. Still not remorseful, Ejike went back to drug trafficking. This time around, he connived with one ThankGod Obums to smuggle cannabis from Edo State to Kano. He is currently being investigated in Kano”, the agency said.

For Mr. Obums, an indigene of Delta State, who dropped out from Delta State University in 2003, he was first arrested for dealing in cannabis in Kano.

“He was convicted but after spending three months in prison custody, he regained his freedom after the wife paid the fine of N350,000”.

In his reaction, the Chief Executive of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, said no drug trafficker would go unpunished in the country.

“The case history of Ejike Martins is a reflection of the rising capacity of the NDLEA as a strong institution”, he said.

“The data management system in the agency has significantly improved. Our transition from a short term to a long term undercover operations is yielding very positive results. The foundation for effective policing is strongly established and I can reassure Nigerians that no drug dealer shall go unpunished in the country.

“Unless drug traffickers quit the criminal act, we shall continue to bring them to book”.

The agency said that the suspects would soon be charged to court.

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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