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NDLEA Arrests Pregnant Woman With N3.2m Fake Naira Notes | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Apr 14, 2024



Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have intercepted a commercial bus transporting N3.2m counterfeit cash owned by three suspects including eight-month pregnant.

The suspects who were arrested at Jabi park in Abuja are; Favour Peter 24, Esther Adukwu 27, and Ochigbo Michael 39.

This was made known in a statement signed by the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, and shared on the agency’s website on Sunday.

The statement read, “Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted a commercial bus conveying N3.2m counterfeit cash owned by three suspects: eight-month pregnant Favour Peter, 24; Esther Adukwu, 27, and Ochigbo Michael, 39, who were arrested at Jabi park in Abuja in a follow up operation on Tuesday, April 9 following the seizure of the fake naira notes in Lokoja, Kogi State.

“This is even as NDLEA officers in collaboration with men of the Nigerian Navy Ship Lugard Base, Lokoja intercepted 37-year-old Aliyu Lawal along Lokoja-Abuja Road on Monday, April 8 and recovered 620 blocks of cannabis weighing 310kg from him, while 10 sacks of the same psychoactive substance weighing 98kg were seized along Okene-Lokoja-Abuja Expressway by the NDLEA operatives from Jama Obodo, 44, in a commercial bus coming from Ilesha, Osun State enroute Taraba State on Wednesday, April 10.

“In Cross River State, a 40-year-old widow and mother of two, Mrs. Theodora Ita, was on Monday, April 8 arrested at Bassey Edom, Calabar, by the NDLEA operatives for producing and selling a lethal new psychoactive substance, NPS, locally called ‘Combine’, which is a mixture of different strains of cannabis and opioids soaked in raw gin.

“As at the time of her arrest, 18 litres of the dangerous substance in used paint drums were recovered from her. In her statement, she claimed she started the illicit drug production and distribution in October 2023. Another suspect, Godwin Okon Samuel, 48, was apprehended at Essit Ebum area of Calabar with 39.4kg of cannabis sativa on Tuesday, April 9.”

The statement added that two suspects: Sani Mohammed, 43, and Christopher Eze, 64, were arrested in the Sabon Gari area of Kano on Tuesday, April 9with 900,000 pills of opioid recovered from them.

Also, the NDLEA operatives, on patrol along Owerri-Onitsha Road, Imo State on Friday, April 12, intercepted a logistics truck with number plate JGB 403XB and recovered 230 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 119kg hidden under household items after a thorough search.

Meanwhile, in Ekiti state, a raid at Ijesa Isu forest led to the seizure of 252kg of cannabis.

Also, in Ondo Sate, four suspects were caught loading 40kg of the substance onto a gas truck.

The NDLEA also made arrests in Ogun state, where Ismaila Ogun was caught with 79kg of cannabis, and in Ondo State, where Friday Abah was found with 410kg of the same substance.

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