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The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ahmadu Giade has kicked out against the granting of bail to accused persons standing trial over drug charges in the country. The position of the NDLEA boss was necessitated by the re-arrest of an accused person currently standing trial at the Federal High Court in Lagos in connection with drug trafficking. The suspect Ejiro Henry from Edo State was first arrested on May 25 for allegedly ingesting 73 wraps of substance that tested positive to cocaine weighing 1.285kg during screening of Alitalia passengers to Italy.
The collaboration between the United States and Nigeria in drug control will further lead to intense crackdown on illicit drug trafficking cartels in West Africa. This was disclosed in Lagos on Thursday during the visit of the US Consul General Mr. Joseph Stafford to the Agency’s headquarters. The Consul General who congratulated Nigerians reiterated United States determination to sustain cooperation in drug control.
According to Stafford, the importance of Nigeria in ensuring peace and stability in the West African sub-region cannot be ignored. "The United States is determined to sustain cooperation with the country in narcotic control. I congratulate you over the removal of Nigeria from the majors list. We shall continue to support and work with you in checkmating narcotic smuggling. We recognise the importance of Nigeria in ensuring peace and stability in the region" Stafford stated.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has ruled out a possible hijack of its ongoing recruitment exercise by drug barons and major traffickers, stressing that the process will be transparent, corruption free and will be followed by series of vetting exercises before, during and after employment.
A suspected drug trafficker Hakeem Adesegun Habeeb who survived the Surulere fire incident in October 3, 2006 has died of cocaine ingestion. The deceased, a 45 year old trader was said to have ingested the drugs preparatory to his trip to Europe when one of the wraps ruptured. He eventually died at the hospital after admitting to drug ingestion in his dying declaration.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has disclosed that a London based Nigerian spinster Okpala Ifeoma Ethel was detected to have concealed narcotics through a body frisk. She was nabbed at the weekend with 1.525kg of substance that tested positive for cocaine during screening of passengers on Arik flight to London at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The 37 year old drug suspect works as a support worker in a London mental home.
The arrest was made following the discovery of some of the drugs by female officers during body frisk on her at the central screening area of the international wing. NDLEA checks uncovered that she ingested 20 wraps of the drugs weighing 300 grammes while 54 wraps weighing 1.225kg were packed and worn by her as diaper.
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has justified the manner it handled the intelligence that led to the successful interception of the 450.400kg of cocaine at the Tin can Island Port, Lagos.
Ogidi-Ijumu community in Kogi State has demonstrated that a prophet indeed has honour even in his home town with the conferment of Sariki Musulimi on an illustrious son Asiwaju Suleiman Lanre Ipinmisho, MFR, Director General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The entire kingdom on Saturday July 17, 2010 was a beehive of activities as it hosted eminent personalities that came from far and near to witness the official turbanning ceremony.
The move by disengaged 71 officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to regain their appointment with the anti-narcotic body has suffered another setback as the National Assembly says due process was followed. This position was made known in a letter to the Agency signed by the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly Salisu Maikasuwa. The Agency was also directed to immediately proceed to pay the gratuities and pensions of the affected staff.
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