NDLEA arrests organisers of Osun illicit drug party ‘unholy alliance’ during raid

Ikotu Omolayo, 25; Fola Olabode, 30, and Akorede Ajibola, 22, the suspects

 

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on November 25, raided a lounge in Osogbo, Osun State, where a night party organised for illicit substance abuse was going to hold and arrested some of the organisers who were found with drug exhibits.

The raid followed credible intelligence that some persons were going to hold a night party tagged Unholy Alliance for Stoners and Drunkards, where different types of illicit substances were going to be sold and consumed by patrons.

Alleged main organizer of the Unholy Alliance drug party, 30-year-old Gbemileke Adelola

 

Soon after the organisers began to gather at Berrymist Lounge located at Ofatedo area of Osogbo to start the party, NDLEA operatives swooped on them, arrested them and recovered illicit substances of abuse and drug paraphernalia from them.

NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi in a statement on Sunday, said, “Those arrested include: Ikotu Omolayo, 25; Fola Olabode, 30, and Akorede Ajibola, 22.

The management of the Lounge has also been invited for further investigation.

Onah Ikechukwu, one of the suspects

This comes on the heels of an earlier raid on November 23, at Area 5 forest reserve, Ile-Ife where operatives recovered 156kgs of cannabis sativa.

Meanwhile, operatives in Ogun State on November 24, arrested two suspects: Adamu Ibrahim and Nura Sani at Ileke trailer garage, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, where 859 kilograms of cannabis sativa concealed among bags of sugar in a truck for onward transportation to Mokwa, Niger state.

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The consignment was loaded in Ogbese, Ondo state and hidden among bags of cement in a truck before being transloaded into another trailer bearing sugar in Ogun State.

In Edo State, operatives on November 20, stormed a warehouse at Obi Camp in Owan West LGA, where they recovered 338kgs of cannabis concealed in sacks of charcoal, while in another operation in Ikhin forest, Owan East LGA, NDLEA officers seized 235kgs of the same psychoactive substance on November 25.

Adamu Ibrahim and Nura Sani, other suspects

A suspect, Onah Ikechukwu, 32, was arrested at Jattu, Etsako West LGA with 11,690 capsules of tramadol, 295 bottles of codeine syrup and various quantities of Molly, Cannabis and Methamphetamine on November 22.

A similar raid in Lagos on November 22, at Enu Owa Street, Lagos Island led to the recovery of 40,500 ampoules of pentazocine injection; 440,000 pills of tramadol in a store belonging to a suspect, Ebuka Amechi, who is currently at large.

Not less than 135,600 capsules of tramadol and 950grams of cannabis were seized from two suspects: Afamefuna Ibekwe, 37, and Sunday Onweh, 41, at Nkpor, Akuzor and Ose-Ogbaijo, Onitsha, respectively.

While 37,360 pills of different opioids and 250 bottles of codeine syrup coming from Onitsha, Anambra enroute Abuja were recovered from Muhammed Abba Khamis, 22, on November 23, along Okene- Lokoja-Abuja expressway, operatives in Ekiti State seized a total of 288kgs of cannabis at Odo-Owa forest in Ijero LGA on November 25.

At least, 116kgs of same psychoactive substance were seized from a suspect, Chinagoram Obaru, 24, who was arrested at Iju forest on November 23,” the statement added.

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