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NDLEA Arrests Man With N2 Billion Illicit Drugs At Lagos Airport

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Sunday arrested a man with illicit drugs worth over N2 billion at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, on Monday.

According to the statement, the suspect had in his possession, 7.1 kilogram of Methamphetamine carefully concealed in food spices and packed in a Swiss polo suitcase.

The illicit substance was said to be bound for Spain with a street value of over N2 billion.

The statement quoted the Commander, NDLEA MMIA’s Special command, Ahmadu Garba, as saying that one of the suspects was arrested on Sunday.

Garba said the suspect was arrested during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Marroc.

“Unarguably, the closure of borders occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for the surge in the price of these drugs.

“For instance, the price of meth in Australia had increased from $200 to $600 per gramme due to supply cut, hence the desperation by the traffickers and barons alike,’’ Garba said.

Also, Garba said the Command equally intercepted a suspect at Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) export shed of the airport with 800 grammes of Cannabis Sativa.

According to him, the operatives also seized 19.950 kg of green leaves suspected to be khat, noting that the cannabis, cleverly concealed in foodstuff, was bound for Dubai, UAE.

In a follow-up operation, he said another suspect was arrested in connection with the seized 800 grammes of cannabis.

He said investigations were ongoing with a view to establishing more leads and getting the owner of the khat leaves arrested.

The statement also quoted the Chair, NDLEA, Buba Marwa, as commending men and officers of the command for the arrests and seizures.

Marwa reiterated the agency’s commitment to launching offensive action against the activities of drug barons and traffickers wherever they are across Nigeria.

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Pregnant Wife Stabs Husband To Death In Delta Over Fried Chicken

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A pregnant woman, Blessing Emmanuel, has stabbed her husband to death following a disagreement between them.

The ugly incident occurred at Ohoro Community in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state.

SaharaReporters gathered that the deceased, Jonathan Otomi Umamode, aged 30 years, was stabbed in the chest on Sunday night with a knife.

He was said to have died on the spot.

Confirming the story, the acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said the suspect has been arrested and that she confessed to the crime.

A statement signed by the acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, and obtained by SaharaReporters, disclosed that the suspect while confessing to the crime, noted she did what she did out of anger.

The statement said, “The suspect, who was later arrested is a mother of seven and pregnant with her 8th child, confessed to the crime and said she angrily stabbed her husband who she claimed did not take care of her and the children. That she had been taking care of herself and her kids; she sells fried chicken.

“On that fateful day, according to the suspect, her husband came and demanded she go home with him which she refused. She said the deceased gathered her fried chicken, doused it with kerosene and set it ablaze. She angrily used the knife in her hand to stab the husband in the heart and ran away.”

Edafe stated that the corpse of the deceased has since been deposited at the Ughelli Central Hospital mortuary, awaiting autopsy.

He added that the police had commenced investigation into the incident.

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Anambra: Young Man Killed As Awka Cult War Rages

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A yet to be identified young man has been killed as rival cult groups clashed in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

 

The young man was shot dead by the gunmen suspected to be cultists around the Ukwuoji area of Awka at 8:45 am on Monday morning, April 12.

 

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident in a phone chat with the Tribune, said an investigation is ongoing.

 

“It is a cult-related incident, that happened on April 12, 2021, around Ukwuoji this morning. Police operatives are currently on the ground there. I will avail you more details shortly.” he stated.

 

The recent killing is coming five days after three young men were killed at different locations in Awka.

 

One youth was killed in Umubele, while the other two were killed in Okpuno in Awka South council area.

 

An eyewitness said that four young men alighted from a tricycle and opened fire on the boys at Okpuno.

 

“Nobody is safe in Awka nowadays. These boys kill themselves on a daily basis, but the worst part of it is that policemen are helpless.” the witness said.

 

See photos of the ones killed a few days ago below:

 

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Nigerian Soldier Commits Suicide In Borno

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A soldier identified as Kila Jima fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state has reportedly committed suicide.

 

Sahara Reporters reports that the soldier, a corporal in the Army’s 152 Battalion, Banki, was said to have suddenly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head last Saturday, April 10.

 

The deceased was said to have shown some sign of depression before he eventually took his life. His body has been deposited at the military mortuary in Maiduguri.

 

A number of officers fighting the terrorists in the North East have committed suicide. In March, a soldier identified as Bello Useni with the Nigerian Army School of Armour in Bauchi killed himself.

 

In September 2020, a lance corporal attached to the Army’s 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state, committed suicide at his duty post.

 

Also in 2019, a soldier hung himself in Abuja.

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