The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has re-arrested a wanted drug dealer, Mamudu Njobdi, who earlier escaped with exhibits recovered from him.
The NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said the suspect who was earlier arrested in Mubi, Adamawa State, on February 22, mobilised thugs to attack the agency’s officials and set him free.
He said, “In Adamawa State, the house of a wanted notorious drug dealer, Mamudu Njobdi, at Sebore, Gyalla Road Dougada ward, Mubi, was raided in the early hours of February 27 where he was arrested and drug exhibits recovered.
“The 31-year-old suspect was earlier arrested on February 22 at his drug joint in Kolere Water Board but mobilised thugs to attack NDLEA officers and in the process escaped with exhibits.”
Also, operatives of the agency confirmed the arrest of a businessman, Kingsley Celestino, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos, over 9.40 kg of heroin concealed in false bottoms of his two travelling bags.
Celestino was arrested at Terminal 2 of the MMIA on Saturday on his way to India. Though a native of Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, the 49-year-old was said to be travelling with a Guinean international passport as of the time he was arrested.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect frequently travels to India on business class tickets. He claimed he deals in the clothing business between Nigeria and India. It was further established that he obtained the Guinean international passport in Guinea Bissau, where he said his mother came from.
“In the same vein, a 24-year-old passenger travelling to Oman, Etounu Monday, was intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday, February 27, during the outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight ET 950 while attempting to export 1.924kg of skunk concealed in cream tubes.”