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NDLEA Arrests Female Lawyer, Boyfriend, Mother In Abia

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) made headlines with the apprehension of a female attorney, along with her partner, mother, and a traditional healer, all suspected of involvement in the illegal narcotics trade.

According to a statement from Mr. Femi Babafemi, the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, issued in Abuja on Sunday, a significant quantity of different illegal drugs was confiscated during a raid on their location.

Babafemi noted that the operation was a joint effort between the NDLEA and the Abia Homeland Security personnel, who conducted the raid at 23, Arochukwu Street, Umuahia, around 11:00 p.m. on February 14th.

He explained that as a result of the operation, the female lawyer, Adaobi Nweke, aged 36, along with her boyfriend, Emeka Nkemefola, also aged 36, and her mother, Ngozi Nweke, aged 65, were apprehended.

“Also, Dike Okpara, 43, who is an herbalist to the family; Chukwudi Abel, 33, member of the family; Amarachi Paul, 18, another member of the family and their 22-year-old salesgirl, Blessing Jonathan, were all arrested.

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“Investigation reveal that members of the family had long been in the illicit drug business passed on to them by their now late father, Jonathan Nweke.

“Recovered from them as at the time of their arrest includes various quantities of Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Loud, Cannabis Sativa (Indian hemp) and precursor chemical.

“This was with a total weight of 1.670kg as well as N578,400 monetary exhibit,” he said.

In a linked event, NDLEA operatives intervened as a 25-year-old Uber driver, Joshua Henry, was intercepted while trying to transport 26.2 grams of Loud, an illicit substance.

Babafemi explained that the suspect had collected the narcotics in Abuja with the intention of delivering them to a customer in Keffi, Nasarawa State, on February 12th.

The agency further disclosed that on February 14th, a 54-year-old individual identified as Dada Adedara was detained at the Dan Bare Area of Kano State, with 468 blocks of marijuana weighing 246.4 kilograms.

“Same day, operatives in Ogun state arrested the duo of Kafayat Junaid and Sakirat Osoanu with 13kg Indian hemp.

“In Kogi, a suspect, Charles Chike, 45, was arrested by NDLEA operatives in a hotel in Lokoja on Feb. 16 with 290 blocks of compressed cannabis weighing 116kg.

“The exhibit was concealed in the boot of a blue Honda Accord car marked Abuja ABC 853 SL, which took off from Ekiti state enroute Abuja,” Babafemi added.

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