Drug Law Enforcement Agency raids ‘drug party’ in abuja, arrests 60

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Sunday raided a ‘drug party’ at an apartment in Sun City estate in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and arrested 60 suspects comprising 25 males and 35 females.

Penpushing reports that the Public Relations Manager of the agency Femi Babafemi made this known in a statement disclosing that the Friday party was dubbed: “Go hard or Go Home, Pick Your Poison”, explaining that the raid followed credible intelligence about the drug party organised by one Stanley Ikechukwu, who was arrested at the venue.

‘The suspects comprised 25 males and 35 females; they were arrested at an apartment in Sun City estate in the Federal Capital Territory. Six of the suspects – Victoria Adoga, Hamza Yari, Joanne Essein, Socchima Valentine Jago Imole and Charles Indobuibisi – were arrested with different quantities of ecstasy and cannabis’, the statement said.

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‘The NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa has directed that 20 of the suspects who tested negative for drug tests be released unconditionally. Thirty-three others, who tested positive to illicit drugs, were to be released on bail and will report at the FCT Command of the agency on Monday to begin treatment and counselling’, he said.

Penpushing further reports that in a related development, the agency disclosed that four suspects – Endurance Okon (24), Joseph Michael (23), Ovoco Bright (43), and Goday Abanum, 23 have been arrested in a forest at Ugun, Igueben Loca Government of Edo State.

‘They were arrested on Saturday, 29 June, when NDLEA operatives raided and destroyed 18,632.22 kilograms of cannabis on 7.452 hectares of farmland. No less than 40.32kg of Loud, an imported strong strain of cannabis, was, on Friday, 28 June recovered in a vehicle along Lekki-Ikoyi road’, he added.

Penpushing also reports that Babafemi in the statement the driver of the vehicle conveying the exhibits jumped off the vehicle after noticing that National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), operatives were on his trail.

The statement said the commands and formations of the agency across the country had continued their War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) sensitisation activities to schools, worship centres, workplaces and communities in the past week.

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