Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have apprehended a drug lord, Ibrahim Momoh, also known as Ibrahim Bendel, seven years after he escaped from prison custody.
The arrest occurred during a raid on Momoh’s hideout at Filin Dabo, Dei-Dei area of the Federal Capital Territory.
This was made known in a statement signed by the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, shared on their Facebook page on Sunday.
Momoh, a major distributor of illicit substances within the FCT, was initially arrested on November 27, 2014, with 385.1 kilograms of cannabis sativa.
He was convicted and sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on July 22, 2015. However, he escaped Kuje prison on May 16, 2016, while serving his sentence.
The statement in part said, “Seven years after he escaped from prison custody following his conviction for drug dealing, a notorious major distributor of illicit substances within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Ibrahim Momoh, popularly known as Ibrahim Bendel, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA during a raid of his hideout at Filin Dabo, Dei-Dei area of the FCT.
“Ibrahim Momoh was first arrested on November 27, 2014, with cannabis sativa weighing 385.1kgs, prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on July 22, 2015, but while serving his jail term at Kuje, he escaped from prison custody on 16th May 2016.
Following credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives on 20th November 2022 stormed the warehouse of the fleeing ex-convict, Ibrahim Momoh, and recovered 81 jumbo bags of cannabis weighing 1,278kgs. The store was located within his poultry farm in the Dei-Dei area of the FCT.
“Though Momoh was not around at the time, his warehouse manager, 55-year-old Ghanaian Richard Forson Gordon, was arrested, prosecuted, and sentenced to two years in jail. The Agency, after that, declared Ibrahim Momoh wanted.
“The manhunt for the drug lord paid off on 5th November 2023 when operatives again raided his hideout at Filin Dabo, Dei-Dei area of Abuja where he was arrested with 56.9kgs of cannabis sativa and 42.7 grams of Diazepam. In another raid in the same area of the FCT on Monday, November 13, a suspect, Yusufa Ibrahim, 27, was arrested with 75.3kgs of cannabis.
“Meanwhile, a massive operation in the forest of Efon Alaye in the Efon local government area of Ekiti state on Saturday, November 18, 2023, has led to the destruction of 52,500 kilograms of cannabis sativa covering over 21 hectares of farmland while a total of ninety-two bags of same substance weighing 1,380 kilogrammes were recovered. Another 250 bags weighing 3,000kgs stored in different huts on the farm were also burnt.
“No fewer than 15 suspects were arrested on the farm during the operation. They include: Okikiri Julius, 27; Ozoemene Friday Efajemu, 31; Tosin Ibrahim, 18; Israel Samuel, 25; Godwin David, 39; Friday Isaac, 19; Ayomide Igbekele, 18; Joshua Daniel, 27; Emmanuel Nwachukwu, 19; Emeka Onyeama, 31; Ani Augustine, 27; Obasi Ogbu, 32; Orsusue Peter, 23; Daniel Emmanuel, 18; and Yinusa James, 22.”
Man Arrested For Killing Mother, Sister In Enugu
The Police in Enugu state have said that the command will soon arraign in court a man, Mr. Somadina Orji who allegedly killed and buried his mother, Charity, and sister, Ukamaka, in shallow graves at Umuagu Inyi, in Oji River Local Government area of Enugu State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Daniel Ndukwe confirmed the development to Vanguard, on Sunday, saying, “Yes, the young man has been arrested and is investigation ongoing after which we will arraign him in court.”
Somadina had reportedly killed his mother, Mrs Charity Orji, and his Sister, Miss Ukamaka Orji, and buried them in a shallow grave at their backyard.
The Orji family who hail from Igboariam in Anambra State were said to have had their tragic ends on Monday, December 4, 2023.
The suspect, Somadina, was reported to be a drug dealer and had issues with his mother for a long time before he decided to kill her.
A Community leader in Inyi, Mr Ben Obi, stated that the problems started weeks ago when the suspect had an issue with the younger brother.
“He wanted to hit him and the mother stopped him and reported to the kingsmen to come and chase him away from the house because he wanted to kill the younger brother,” Obi said.
The younger sister was said to have been missing for two weeks before he had the problem with the mother.
However, Obi further explained that the mother went for a condolence visit at Akpugoeze, and upon her return in the afternoon, the son, Somadina, killed and buried her in a shallow grave in their backyard.
He said that when the younger brother came back and was looking for the mother, he suspected something and raised an alarm.
“When the villagers gathered at the compound upon interrogation, Somadina confessed that he had killed the mother. He also confessed that he killed the younger sister some weeks ago,” Obi said.
Obi disclosed that when the Police were invited, the remains of the mother and of the sister were exhumed and deposited at the mortuary and the suspect was arrested.
Obi also explained that Charity until her death was a hustling Woman who sold prepared Cassava food to feed her Family.
Lamenting the high use of hard drugs in the Community, Obi said that absence of governing bodies in the Community such as the traditional ruler, town Union, and President General to help the government in checkmating the use of hard drugs caused incidents.
He called on the government to come to their rescue to avoid such tragedy in the future.
Also condemning the act, the coordinating President General in Oji River local government area, Mr Ejike Tasie said the use of hard drugs in the Inyi Community was alarming and called on the anti-drug agency to help them checkmate the use of illicit drugs in their various communities in the local government area.
Oyo: Chief Imam of Tede Is Dead
The Chief Imam of Tede, in the Oke Ogun geo-political zone in Oyo State, Alhaji Ahmad Tijani Adedigba, is dead.
DAILY POST reports that the Chief Imam, until his demise, was the Chairman of the Oke Ogun League of Imams and Alfas.
The state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, in his reaction, described the late Adedigba as a great leader and lover of peace.
He added that the deceased contributed immensely to the religious harmony being enjoyed in the Oke Ogun area of the state.
Makinde, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Sunday, added that the entire Muslim community will miss the deceased.
The governor said, “I received with sadness the news of the death of Alhaji Ahmad Tijani Adedigba, the chairman of the Oke Ogun League of Imams and Alfas and Chief Imam of Tede in Atisbo Local Government Area of the state.
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“The late Chief Imam was a man of peace and a great leader, who provided direction to the Imams and Alfas body and contributed to the peaceful religious atmosphere in Oke Ogun.
“While submitting to the will of Allah and praying to God to grant his soul Aljanah Firdaus and also abide with everyone he left behind, I am certain that the body and the Muslim Ummah in Tede will miss his immense contributions.”
Groom, 25 Others Arrested As NDLEA Burst Drug-fueled Wedding Reception
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) successfully intercepted what was purportedly a wedding reception but turned out to be an illicit drug party.
The bust resulted in the arrest of the groom and 25 individuals, as confirmed by Femi Babafemi, the Director of Media and Advocacy, in a statement posted on his Facebook account on Sunday.
“Say a prayer against the demon of drugs in the lives of our youths this Sunday as #ndlea_nigeria busted another drug party organised as a wedding reception. Groom and 25 others arrested,” he wrote.
The statement also said the big cartels also suffered heavy losses some hours before the arrest with the seizure of their cocaine consignments.
“The big cartels also suffered heavy loss hours ago with the seizure of their cocaine consignments,” the statement read.
The arrested individuals, including the groom, are now in custody as investigations proceed.
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