NDLEA declares ex-beauty queen, Aderinoye Christmas wanted

An ex-beauty queen, Ms. Aderinoye Christmas, also known as Ms. Queen Oluwadamilola Aderinoye has been declared wanted by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

She was declared wanted after she allegedly escaped from her Lekki, Lagos residence, when NDLEA operatives raided her apartment at Oral estate, Lekki on January 24, 2024.

Drugs allegedly recovered during a raid on her apartment at Oral estate, Lekki

NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said the raid followed credible intelligence she deals in illicit substances.

The statement said: “The suspect was Miss Commonwealth Nigeria Culture 2015/2016 and founder of Queen Christmas Foundation. Recovered from her home during the search witnessed by the estate officials include 606 grams of Canadian Loud, a synthetic strain of cannabis, an electronic weighing scale, large quantities of drugs packing plastics, a black RAV 4 SUV marked Lagos KSF 872 GQ, and her picture frame among others.

“Two members of an international drug trafficking syndicate: Sunday  Owoborode, 52, and Valentine Anene were arrested the next day, January 25, at Edu Orita, Ogun State where Valentine was being prepared to travel with some drugs to Qatar same day on board a Qatar airline flight from Lagos.

“At the time of their arrest, 1.8kg cannabis, electronic weighing scale and other illicit substances were found on them.

“In another interdiction operation by operatives in Lagos, a 50-year-old Sunday Adediran, was arrested on January 24, with 20kg cannabis sativa found in one of the rooms in his house at Mushin Olosha,” the statement added.

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