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NDLEA intercepts 1.8m narcotic pills hidden in noodles

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NDLEA intercepts 1.8m narcotic pills hidden in noodles

NDLEA intercepts 1.8m narcotic pills hidden in noodles

NDLEA has intercepted 1.8 million tramadol and other narcotic pills in Lagos and Gombe states.

Its spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi stated on Sunday in Abuja that some of the drugs seized at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja and parts of Gombe State were hidden in noodles packs.

He added that more than 600,000 pills of 225 mg tramadol brought in from Karachi, Pakistan in two separate shipments on Ethiopian Airlines flights were also intercepted.

The drugs from Karachi were seized at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc. (SAHCO) import shed at the Lagos airport on Monday Dec. 12 and Tuesday Dec. 13

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Babafemi added that 5,960 pills of Rohypnol concealed in 60 packs of noodles going to Johannesburg, were also seized at the SAHCO export shed of the airport on Wednesday Dec. 14.

“A female freight agent, Olaleye Adeola has already been arrested in connection with the noodles consignment.

“In Gombe State, 1,154,500 pills of tramadol, Rohypnol and Exol being transported from Onitsha in Anambra to Gombe by a truck driver, Umar Hassan, 28, were seized.

“The drugs were intercepted on Thursday, Dec. 15 at a bye pass area of Gombe,’’ he stated.

In a related development, a trader at Balogun Market on Lagos Island, Chibuzor Akunne was arrested over his attempt to export a tramadol consignment to Dubai, UAE.

Babafemi stated that the consignment was seized at the Lagos airport on Nov. 25  in collaboration with the Zone 2 Police Headquarters, Lagos.

He added that a market labourer, Oke Abosede whose services were requested to convey the drugs for export was earlier arrested.

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death.

According to Supreme Judicial Council statement, the Karkh Criminal Court issued the death verdict for the wife of the terrorist over joining the IS group and detaining the kidnapped Yazidi women in her house in west Mosul.

In 2019, the U.S. forces conducted a raid targeting al-Baghdadi in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, killing the IS leader.

Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, established the IS in 2014.

The extremist militant group, which once captured large swathes of land in western and northern Iraq, was defeated in late 2017.

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested an 18-year-old suspected vandal, Mubarak Abdullahi, for allegedly stealing LED road stud light on the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

Mr Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a post he shared on his X handle, @Mr_JAGs, on Friday.

Gawat said that the suspect was arrested around 10.00 a.m. on Friday.

“The suspect, living in Makoko, had at the time of his arrest, removed 10 of the LED road stud light screwed to the road to enhance the visibility of road users.

“The suspect was caught red-handed by the operatives on patrol of the bridge around 10.00 a.m today,” he said.

According to him, RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, weeks ago, deployed bike riders on 24 hours security patrol in the area to monitor traffic and infrastructure on the bridge.

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested five hunters for torturing a 14-year-old boy to death over the alleged theft of N20,000 in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 6, 2024, said the suspects were arrested for “extra-judicial killing of a teenager”.

“The Adamawa State Police Command has on 5/6/2024 arrested five Hunters for the unlawful arrest and torture of a 14 years old teenager, whom they alleged to have stolen 20,000 in Maiha Local government area,” the statement read.

“The Commissioner of Police, while condemning the actions of the hunters, warned members of the public against taking the law into their own hands.

“The suspects are currently under investigation and would be charged to court for the law to take its course.”

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