House No 30, Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2, Is A Drug Den-NDLEA

Ordinarily, House No 30, Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, is a hotel. But findings by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, proved that the structure is a covert base for drugs sale, use and sex trade. The discovery was made on Wednesday September 22, when they raided the facility after receipt of credible Intel.
The raid, according to a statement made available by the agency, yielded a cache of Rophynol, the same drug involved in the murder of the CEO of Super TV, Usifo Ataga. It also led to the recovery of certain equipment for smoking crack cocaine.
Among others, investigations revealed that the facility has been operating without requisite approval in a high profile neighborhood, particularly as it harbors call girls while also making its bar available for the sale and use of drugs to young girls and its other customers.
In the statement, Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, disclosed that head of the agency, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa, Retd, has directed the FCT Command and the Directorate of Assets and Financial Investigations to take necessary legal actions towards the forfeiture of the property to the federal government. The move, the statement pointed out, will serve as deterrence to others who allow their premises to be used for drug dealings.
Apart from the Abuja hotel arrests, the last one week has been another busy time for the NDLEA operatives. In one of several operations, they nabbed one Ms Ozigbo Joy Nneka at the NAHCO Export Shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, while trying to export “packs of codeine tablets” to the United Kingdom, UK. Ms Ozigbo, the agency said, was caught on Wednesday, September 22, with the drug, weighing 15.15kg.
Barely 24 hours earlier, operatives picked up one Nwajindo Ndubuisi Emmanuel at the same airport, with bottles of codeine weighing 5.65kg. The arrest and subsequent recovery were effected at the E-arrival hall of the airport during an inward passenger clearance of an Ethiopian Airline.
In a similar operation on Monday, September 20, NDLEA agents seized a total of 150.30kg of khat at the airport. The seizure was made after six-week surveillance of the consignment which arrived at the SAHCO shed on August 2, via Kenya Airways cargo flight.
Yet, two female Part One students of Edo State Polytechnic, Uzen, Babalola Modupe Angel, 19, and Esekhaigbe Sonia, 20, were arrested on Thursday, September 23, with 21 wraps of skunk just as another lady, Chioma Okocha, 25, was nabbed the following day Friday, September 24, with 200 gramms of crack cocaine while trying to deliver same to a customer at an eatery in Benin City, the state capital.
The NDLEA also disclosed that its men from the Irrua Area Command, who were ‘working on actionable intelligence’, evacuated 10 bags of cannabis sativa, weighing 135kg in Amahor bush in Igueben council area of Edo state.  The exhibits were stored ready for transportation to other parts of the country at the time of recovery. Similarly, operatives from the Okada Area Command, evacuated 2,937 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa from Utese forest in Ovia North East council area of Edo State, yesterday.
A widow, Mrs. Fatima Musa, was arrested by NDLEA operatives on Saturday, September 18, for drug Offences. Mrs Musa, who is described as “a notorious drug dealer”, is an drug convict who had spent six months in jail following her arrest on March 3, 2020, with 45kg of cannabis sativa.
She was arrested in Afana village in Zango Kataf council area of the state, while moving 12kg of cannabis to Jos, the Plateau state capital.

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