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13:11

Recruitment: NDLEA fixes new date for training




The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) has directed all successful second batch Narcotic Assistant (NASS) candidates to report for training between Friday, Dec. 3 and Monday, Dec. 6.

This is contained in a statement by the agency’s Director Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi and issued to newsmen on Monday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the agency had initially fixed Sept. 25 for the training.

According to Babafemi,  successful candidates (Narcotic Assistants) are to report at the NDLEA Academy, Kotton Rikus, in Jos, with some documents.

He added that the documents included original and photocopy of credentials with NDLEA online application reference slip.

“Four copies of 5×7 colour photograph without cap/hat, writing materials, to include biro, pencils, ruler, notebooks and file jacket, among others.

Babafemi said all successful candidates must observe the Coronavirus protocols, adding that any candidate that failed  to report to the venue by 6pm of  the stipulated dates would be disqualified.  Vanguardngr
01:26

Military officer plants drug in brother’s house, reports to NDLEA






Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a military officer, Anayo Nwamban, for allegedly plotting to implicate his brother.

A spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said Nwamban, after planting a drug in his brother’s house, reported him to the agency.
However, the truth came to light after the drug supplier was arrested.

Babafemi said, “In Ebonyi State, a military officer, Anayo Nwamban, who bought 1.1 kilogrammes of cannabis from Mami market, planted same in his elder brother’s house and then made a report to the NDLEA office with a view to implicating his brother, was arrested on Friday, September 3. After the arrest of his supplier, he admitted to purchasing and planting same in his brother’s house.”

The official said the agency also arrested a 22-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps, Arnold Maniru, for allegedly importing four kilogrammes of drugged candies from the United Kingdom.

“The youth corps member serving with a government agency in Abuja was arrested on Saturday, August 28, 2021, following the interception of a consignment at the warehouse of a transport company.

“A controlled delivery of the parcel, which contains the candies laced with Arizona, a strong variant of cannabis and some liquid, was subsequently carried out,” he added.

In a related development, operatives attached to courier companies in Lagos reportedly intercepted 1.2kg of cannabis concealed inside locally-made cookies going to Dubai, UAE and 920grams of cocaine hidden inside synthetic hair heading for Saudi Arabia.

Another 1.08kg cannabis concealed in spray cans going to Pakistan and 625g of methamphetamine hidden in clothing heading to Australia were also reportedly seized.

The statement said, “Across the states, operatives also intensified arrests of traffickers and seizures of illicit drugs. A total of 384.7kg of assorted narcotics being transported to the nation’s capital, Abuja, for sale were intercepted and seized at patrol points in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Monday, August 20, and Thursday, September 2, 2021.

“A truck, with number plate,  Plateau AA 462 QAP, driven by 50-year-old Danlami Dodo, coming from Onitsha, Anambra, with Abuja, FCT as destination, was intercepted at a patrol point in Lokoja.

*Upon a search, the following psychoactive substances were discovered packed in sacks and cartons: 1,975 bottles of cough syrup with codeine, weighing 282kg; 199 packets of Exol-5 tablets weighing 75.4kg; 250 packets of Diazepam tablets weighing 15.4kg; Cannabis Sativa weighing 5.9kg; and one packet of Ketamine injection, all weighing 378.7kg.”

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Marwa (retd.), commended the commanders, officers and men of the agency for maintaining the heat on drug traffickers and dealers in the country. Punchng

20:54

NDLEA intercepts N6.5bn heroin at Lagos airport, declares baron wanted



The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has intercepted a consignment of 26.15 kilogrammes of heroin with a street value of over N6.5 billion at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.


NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.


Babafemi said that the seizure was made at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) shed of the Lagos airport.


According to him, the illicit drug had arrived Lagos in 25 parcels from South Africa through an Air Peace Airline flight on 30th June, 2021.


He said that it was, however, detained for screening following reasonable suspicion of the content of the consignment.


“A follow-up operation was subsequently carried out the following day, 1st July when narcotic officers of the MMIA command trailed the driver and a clearing agent that were assigned to deliver the consignment.


“Investigation revealed that they were to deliver to the house of a baron at Okota, Lagos.


“During the follow-up operation, the baron, who obviously mounted a counter-surveillance around his neighbourhood, fled his home before the arrival of the team of operatives who stormed his residence.


“They were however able to search his home and recovered a number of documents to establish his true identity,” he said.


Babafemi said that the NDLEA Chiarman, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retired), had directed that the fleeing drug baron be declared wanted immediately and his details submitted to Interpol for tracking across the world.


He said Marwa had, therefore, directed the agency’s Directorate of Assets and Financial Investigations as well as the Directorate of Intelligence to deploy their networks to fast-track the arrest of the baron.


Marwa said that in view of the volume of heroin brought into country by the fleeing baron, the agency would deploy all available mechanisms, locally and internationally, to track him and bring him to face charges in the law court.


“Those who have been on the run for 10 years and some for five years, we have since tracked them and are now facing charges while cooling their heels behind bars.


“The latest one will not be an exception, because he can only run but can’t hide for too long before we get him,” Marwa was quoted to have said.


(NAN)

03:07

Gunmen attack NDLEA office in Abia state




Unknown hoodlums, on Tuesday, launched an attack on the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency office at Amaekpu in Ohafia Local Government Area, Abia State.

The State Commandant of the agency, Bamidele Akingbade, who confirmed the attacks to newsmen, said it took place at about 3pm, NAN reports.

Akingbade blamed the attack on hoodlums, adding that only a section of the office complex was set ablaze.

He noted that the assailants’ target was to free the suspects being detained in the facility.

“However, the suspects were relocated out of the facility, in the wake of Monday’s attack on the nearby office of the Independent National Electoral Commission,” he said.

He further revealed that they recorded no casualties and that their weapons were intact, adding that important official documents were stored in a fire-proof safe.
Also, in a swift reaction to the incident, the state government vowed that it would spare no efforts to get the masterminds of the attack.

According to the Commissioner for Information, Chief Okiyi Kalu, the government will get the perpetrators and bring them to justice. NAN
02:48

Marwa, top NDLEA officials undergo surprise drug integrity test




Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd), along with Directors, men and officers of the agency submitted themselves for a surprise drug integrity test in Abuja on Monday.

Officials were taken unawares when upon resumption, the gates to the headquarters were ordered shut and everyone asked to gather in batches at the conference hall where a team of medical doctors led by the Medical Director of Synapse Services, Dr. Vincent Udenze, a consultant in addiction psychiatry, was already assembled with their equipment for urine drug test.

Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, who made this known in a statement, said shortly before he took his own test, Gen. Marwa said the impromptu test was necessary to ensure that charity begins at home.

“We cannot be asking others to undergo drug test without submitting ourselves for the same. Coming out clean and negative gives us the moral authority to conduct the test on others. The essence of also taking everyone by surprise and inviting external medical personnel to conduct the test is to further strengthen the validity of the exercise,” the statement quoted Marwa.

Babafemi said, “The test results already released by the medical team showed that Gen. Marwa returned negative along with the Secretary to the Agency, Barrister Shadrack Haruna and other Directors at the national headquarters of the NDLEA.”

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00:27

Women boil used sanitary pads to get high says NDLEA


Investigation has proved that some women in Gombe State boil used sanitary pads and drink it to get high.

Gombe State command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, disclosed this during a sensitization program in Bajoga area of the state.



The commander in charge of the Funakaye command of the agency, Muhammad Alkali, said the sensitisation campaign was to enlighten the people on the fight against illicit drugs abuse.


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Lamenting, Alkali urged the society to help the agency in the fight against the use of illicit drugs.



She said “It has come to our notice that mostly female addicts have devised means of getting high without consuming constitutionally known substances.”



“Nowadays, they now boil used sanitary pads mixed with other substance mostly waste then filter the water before drinking.
“This is very bad for humans, our society really needs the help of all and sundry in this fight as NDLEA cannot do it alone,” Alkali lamented. Dailypost
00:00

UPDATE: NDLEA gives update on 2019 recruitment


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has yet to commence the screening of applicants, who applied for recruitment into the agency.



The agency received no fewer than 250,000 applications at the close of the portal on Aug. 29, for an advertised 5,000 vacancy.

The agency, however, gave a week’s concession to accommodate the initial hitches posed by poor network service.

President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the recruitment for NDLEA to beef-up the strength of the agency.

In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr Jonah Achema, on Monday in Abuja, disclosed that the agency has not invited applicants for screening nor shortlisted any.



“Contrary to the fake news making the rounds that NDLEA has released the shortlisted candidates for recruitment, the Agency wishes to state that the collation of names of applicants is ongoing.

“Applicants who are successful for the next stage of the recruitment exercise will be communicated to at the appropriate time.

“Applicants are enjoined to disregard any information that is not directly from the agency as fake news,’’ he said.(NAN)



02:37

In Lagos: NDLEA arrests man for allegedly selling marijuana in its command’s office


The National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a man, Ayobiojo Hammed, for allegedly peddling marijuana at its Lagos command’s office.



Hammed, of 7, Moshalashi Street, Empire, Surulere, was arraigned on Wednesday before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Justice Sule Hassan remanded him in prison custody, following his plea of guilty to a one-count charge of unlawfully distributing 630 grammes of the narcotic drug.

He adjourned till October 11 for review of the facts of the case and sentencing.
Earlier, NDLEA prosecutor Fingere Dinneys alleged that Hammed was arrested on March 26, 2019, while distributing 630 grammes of the substance to some construction workers on the NDLEA’s premises, No. 4, Shaw Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.



The court heard that the defendant’s offence infringed Section 20(1)(a) of the NDLEA Act, 2004 and was punishable under Section 20(2)(a) of the same Act.

Following Hammed’s plea, his counsel, C. W. Ezeonyeziaku, who stood in for Mrs. Susan Agu, did not oppose the prosecution’s remand application.



The charge against the defendant marked FHC/L/198c/19, reads: “That you Ayobiojo Hammed, Male, Adult, of 7, Moshalashi Street, Empire Surulere, Lagos on or about 26th March, 2019, at 4, Shaw Road, Ikoyi, Lagos without lawful authority distributed 630 grammes of Cannabis Sativa otherwise known as Marijuana, a narcotic drug similar to Cocaine, LSD and Heroin and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 20(1)(a) and punishable under Section 20(2)(a) of the NDLEA Act 2004”.  (Dailypost)
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