Operatives of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company have arrested the Chairman of the Nationwide Union of Highway Transport Staff, NURTW, in Ijero native authorities space of Ekiti state, Babatunde Babade, 45, together with two others; Ilesanmi Shola, 35, and Babajide Johnson, 45, for trafficking illicit drug.
A press release issued right this moment, Sunday by the Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi stated following intelligence that Mr. Babade, was transporting baggage of the banned drug in his 1997 mannequin blue Mazda automobile with registration quantity: Ekiti JER194 AE from Akure to Ekiti state, he was apprehended with 52.5 kilograms of skunk in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Babade, also called BB, was taken into custody with others shortly after his arrest at round 2 p.m. on Sunday, for questioning. He said in his assertion that he owns the automobile used to move the narcotics. He went on to say that the automobile was beforehand stopped by safety authorities, who captured two different suspects, his automobile, and eight baggage containing hashish sativa, whereas his brother, who was driving, fled.
He stated, nevertheless, that after his intervention, the safety brokers launched the suspects and his automobile to him after eradicating two of the eight baggage carrying the drug and sixty thousand naira (N60, 000) from him, and that he subsequently bumped into NDLEA officers whereas returning to Ekiti.
In the meantime, officers from the Company’s Benue state command apprehended one other suspected interstate drug trafficker, Odinaka Ugwuanyi, 29, alongside Apir highway in Makurdi with 124,000 Tramadol, Diazepam, and Exol-5 tablets weighing 22.55 kg.
The suspect, who was apprehended in a business truck about eight a.m. on Saturday, stated he’s from Enugu state’s Nsukka native authorities space. Nevertheless, he claimed that one other passenger within the car who sat subsequent to him deserted the bag holding the medicine with him and ran upon sighting NDLEA officers.
Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), Chairman/Chief Govt of the NDLEA, has praised the tenacity of the company’s commanders, officers, and males within the ongoing onslaught in opposition to drug barons, traffickers, and peddlers in Ondo and Benue states. He urged them, in addition to their colleagues in different instructions, to be steadfast in finishing up their constitutional duties.
Chairman/Chief Govt of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has counseled the doggedness of the commanders, officers and males of the Ondo and Benue state Instructions of the Company within the ongoing offensive motion in opposition to drug barons, traffickers and peddlers. He charged them together with their colleagues in different instructions to stay resolute within the discharge of their constitutional obligations.