NDLEA nabs drug trafficker, recover gadgets, ammunition 

EMERGENCY DIGEST- The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has arrested a suspected fake soldier, Hayatu Galadima and his accomplice, Hamisu Adamu while conveying drugs, ammunition and communication equipment to bandits in Kaduna, North – West Nigeria.

The duo were arrested by a patrol team of NDLEA officers along Gwagwalada expressway, Abuja on Friday 30th September, 2021.

The Director Media and advocacy NDLEA headquarters Abuja, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a press statement, Sunday.

“Recovered from them were 21 RLA 7.45mm ammunition concealed in water bottle, 16 packs of new two-way radio (Walkie talkie), four army coloured head masks, wallet containing army ID card, 1USD, 2 FCMB, 1 First Bank, 1 Ecobank, 1 UBA, 1 Skye Bank ATM cards, wraps of cannabis sativa, tablets of tramadol, three MTN, two 9mobile and one Airtel simcards packs, one iPhone 12 pro, one Samsung A31, and one Nokia phones, seven NA pass letters, five handbags and one Bagco bag containing personal belongings, as well as a gallon of palm oil.” The statement explained.

Presently excommunicated

While Hayatu Galadima claimed to be a Lance Corporal serving in Ibadan, they stated that “they were taking the exhibits to Kaduna and Kano as Preliminary investigation however indicates that the suspects may have contact with bandits in the North West and were possibly moving the ammunition and the two-way radios to bandits who are presently excommunicated due to the suspension of telecommunications services in Zamfara, Sokoto and Kaduna states.”

The Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed the FCT Command of the Agency, which made the arrest to transfer the suspects to authorities of the Nigerian Army and another intelligence agency, which had earlier placed the two men on its watch list for further investigation.




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