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NDLEA Arrests Ex-Boko Haram Fighter, Traditional Ruler, 35 Others For Drug Trafficking



The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested an ex-Boko Haram fighter, a traditional ruler, and 35 others for drug trafficking.


NDLEA Spokesman, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday and posted on the agency’s Twitter handle.

Babafemi gave the names of the ex-Boko Haram fighter and the traditional ruler as Alayi Madu, and Baale Akinola Adebayo respectively.

NDLEA Arrests Ex-Boko Haram Fighter

Part of the statement read, “As NDLEA intercepts heroin, skunk in deep freezers, cooking gas cylinders at Lagos airport, Idiroko, destroys 39.8 hectares of cannabis farms in Edo, and Ondo, a rehabilitated ex-fighter of the Boko Haram terror group, Alayi Madu, and the traditional ruler of Kajola, a border community between Ondo and Edo state, Baale Akinola Adebayo are among 37 persons arrested over 2.2 tons of illicit drugs seized by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja, Lagos and in raids across 12 states in the past week.

As part of ongoing operations to mop up illicit drugs across the country ahead of the next round of elections, NDLEA officers in the early hours of Friday 10th March, stormed Kajola forest in Kajola community, a border town between Edo and Ondo state where they destroyed three cannabis farms measuring 39.801546 hectares.


“The owner of the farms who claims to be the Ba’ale of Kajola, Akinola Adebayo, 35, was arrested on the farm at 2:30 am, while two other suspects believed to be his workers: Arikuyeri Abdulrahman, 23, and Habibu Ologun, 25, were also nabbed in a hut near the farms.”

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that two Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chieftains in Bauchi State, Saleh Hussaini Gamawa and Aminu Umar Gadiya, have been convicted by a Federal High Court, Bauchi and sentenced to two years imprisonment for offences that bordered on conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N142, 460,000.00 (One Hundred and Forty-Two Million, Four Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira).

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