Mr. Femi Oyewale, President, National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE, on behalf of the association has congratulated Mr. Femi Babafemi on his appointment as the Director, Media & Advocacy, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA
In a statement NAOSRE president personally signed on Sunday, February 28, 2021, Oyewale assured NDLEA of professional cooperation in promoting the agency’s programs.
“NAOSRE congratulate you on your well-deserved appointment. There is no doubt that your assumption of duty would enhance the publicity and sensitization drive of NDLEA to achieve an illicit drugs free Nigeria. You can always count on NAOSRE as a dependable partner in the realization of your agency’s objectives,” Oyewale assured.
Meanwhile, NDLEA has said that the agency has intercepted a brewery truck loaded with illicit drugs. Mr. Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy said it has also nabbed a 20-year-old with six (6) grams of cocaine in Ondo State on same day, Wednesday, February 24, 2021
According to the statement, operatives of the Agency in Imo State Command intercepted the 40-foot truck carrying Nigerian Breweries beer bottles, with 239 kilograms of substances suspected to be cannabis sativa concealed inside.
This is even as the men of the Ondo state Command of the Agency have arrested 20-year-old Bidemi Timileyin with 6.12 grams of cocaine at a joint in Ajiboro community Ondo town, Ondo West local government area of the state, while other suspects escaped.
However, Imo state Commander of NDLEA, Nse Jack said preliminary investigations revealed that the illicit substances were loaded into the truck that was coming from Idi-Iroko area in Ogun state in Benin, Edo state and was heading to Aba in Abia state when it was intercepted.
The three (3) suspects arrested in connection with the seizure include: the driver, 34-years-old Okeke Linus; the conductor, 29-years-old Bokwagh Tivfa and the courier, 60-years-old Chidi Ofondu.
“The truck was coming from Idiroko where they had gone to deliver products and thereafter carried empty bottles back to Aba. They stopped at Okada, Edo state on the 23rd February, 2021 where they slept over, and it was in Okada they met the courier, Chidi Ofondu, where a total of 26 bags of the suspected substance were loaded. The trio left Okada in the morning of 24th February, 2021 to Aba en-route Owerri. Thirteen bags of the exhibit were dropped along the road in Imo state before they got to the control bus stop, Owerri same day where they were intercepted”, the Commander explained.