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NDLEA Raids Anambra Parks, Arrests 35

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Thursday raided some motor parks in Anambra State and arrested no fewer than 35 alleged drug suspects.

The agency carried out the raid in a joint operation with soldiers, police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Prisons Service and Nigeria Immigration Service.

The area raided included Nnewi, Ihiala, Aba, Obosi, Okija, Okpoko, Owerri, Lagos and Benin parks in the state.

Substances suspected to be cannabis sativa, cocaine and heroin were recovered from suspects.

The NDLEA State Commander, Mr. Sule Momodu, said the raid would be a continuous exercise to ensure the state was free of illicit drugs, especially in the parks.

He commended the Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, for giving them the needed logistics to do the work.

Momodu said those arrested would be screened to determine their culpability in the crime before taking them to court.

The Commander advised parents to always monitor the activities of their children so as to know when they had gone astray.
He said that the agency would prosecute drug peddlers and abusers in the state to letter.



About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.