NDLEA Arrests an 80-Year-Old for Peddling Drugs in Ondo State
An 80-year-old woman, Mary Adebayo, her 19-year-old granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo and two other ladies have been arrested in Akure, the Ondo state capital by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, for selling assorted illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol and skoochies.
In a statement released on Wednesday, NDLEA Director of Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said that following intelligence-based raids and follow up operations on their locations on Sunday 2nd May, 2021, over 192kilogrammes of cocaine and other psychoactive substances were recovered from the suspects while the octogenarian, her granddaughter and two other ladies; Tessy Matthew and Blessing Adesida were arrested.
He said the agency has launched a manhunt for other members of the drug cartel now on the run.
Babafemi said the grandma and her granddaughter were arrested at 6:30 am on Sunday at Ayeyemi Street, Akure south local government area while item recovered from them include, Skuchies- 149kg, cocaine-11grammes, methamphetamine-17grammes, heroin-3grammes, cannabis sativa- 4.914kg, swinol -8grammes and tramadol -49grammes.
He the Agency also recovered two deep freezers and a TVS motorcycle from the suspects.
On the same date, at about 1:30 pm, a raid carried out at Rate Hotel, Care Street, in Akure South LGA led to the arrest of 25-year-old Tessy Mathew from whom 33kilogrammes of skoochies were recovered.
Following her preliminary interrogation, a follow up operation was immediately carried out, leading to the arrest of 25-year-old Blessing Adesida in the Oshinle area of Akure South LGA.
The operatives of the Adamawa Command also arrested a 58-year-old Victor Chinedu Anwanya, and 47-year-old Femi Abiodun, with 80 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 76kilogrammes, concealed in three white sacks tucked in the booth of a Toyota Avalon car with registration number: LAGOS DC 997 FST.
According to the state Commander of NDLEA, Idris Bello, the suspects were arrested on Monday 3rd May, 202 at about 6 am in Mayo Belwa town, Mayo Belwa LGA, Adamawa State.
One of the items recovered from them was a fake Police Warrant Card bearing the name of Chinedu Anwanya with the rank of a DSP.