The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested Abel Godwin Idio, an undergraduate of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State for selling hard drugs on campus.
Idio was arrested on Friday, 30 April 2021, in Gidan Kwano within the vicinity of the university.
In a statement issued on Monday by the Director, Media and Advocacy for NDLEA, Idio, a 24-year-old 400-level student concealed the two variants of cannabis, Arizona and loud in textbooks to sell on campus.
“Operatives of the Niger State Command of the Agency, have arrested a 400-level student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Abel Godwin Idio for selling two strong variants of cannabis, Arizona and loud, concealed in textbooks. He was arrested in Gidan Kwano within the vicinity of the university”.
According to the state Commander of the Agency, Haruna Kwetishe, Abel uses the inner pages of his textbooks to conceal the drugs within the campus to sell. While stating that Abel was arrested on Friday 30 April 2021. He also said two other traffickers; Yahaya Joshua and Yahaya Audu were arrested the previous day along Mokwa-Jebba road with 32 kilogrammes of Cannabis sativa.
“Two other traffickers, Yahaya Joshua and Yahaya Audu were also apprehended the previous day along Mokwa-Jebba road with 32kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa.
Also, the agency in series of raids in some eateries in Plateau State recovered cakes baked with Cannabis Sativa in addition to 48.726 kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances.
“Some of the drug joints raided include KNL Lounge located along Lamingo road and another branch along Mining Quarters, Rantya Low-Cost estate, as well as Tuscany Lounge on Azaki Ave, all within Jos metropolis.
“Besides the drugged cakes called brownie recovered from the three eateries, psychotropic substances also seized from there include Barcadin Codeine 14kg; Flunitrazapem 355.5grammes; Tramadol 370.1 grammes; Exol-5, 30kg; Diazepam 2.5kg and Pentazocine 1.5 kg, totalling 48.726kg,” the agency stated.
The Plateau Commander, Ibrahim Braji disclosed that five persons have so far been arrested in connection to the seized drugs.
In the fight of ridding the country of illicit drugs, the agency command in Nsuka, Enugu State capital also arrested Oodo Ndidiamaka, 28-year-old, with 80.23grammes of cocaine and 3.81grammes of methamphetamine.
NDLEA Enugu state commander, Abdul Abdullah said the agency remains committed to unravelling other members of the drug cartel in the state.
Chairman and Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) in his reaction, commended the Plateau, Enugu and Niger Commands of the Agency for disrupting the activities of drug cartels in their respective states.
He charged them to remain relentless in pursuit of the Agency s mandate to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs.