OPERATIVES of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have nabbed a major drug kingpin operating the notorious Patey, Lagos Island drug haven. Mrs. Sherifat Kehinde Lawal, the said drug lord, along with six other suspects, was, on Saturday, February 26, 2022, picked up during a raid on their hideouts in Lagos by the agents, who also recovered 5,862 kg of assorted illicit drugs, including Loud and Codeine.
Acting on credible intelligence and follow up surveillance on illicit drug dealing in Osho, Gambari, and Beecroft Streets, Patey Area of Lagos Island, anti-narcotic officers stormed the Gambari street base of the drug kingpin where they arrested her and six of her accomplices at 9:30am.
Other members of the cartel operating in the axis however, mobilised hoodlums who attacked the operatives with stones, bottles and guns in a bid to prevent the officers from arresting other kingpins marked for arrest as well as taking away the suspects already nabbed and drug exhibits. However, the operatives were able to tactically defend themselves, took the suspects and exhibits away.
Other suspects in custody with Mrs. Lawal include, Ahmed Yisau, Solomon Alape, Olayemi Akinola, Salami Qudus; Bakare Rafiu, Rose Samson, Yusuf Rofiat and Chukwudi Egon.