NDLEA Arrests Female Drug Kingpin With 24 Sacks Of Cannabis In Rivers 

A file photo of an official of the NDLEA backing the camera.

 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a female drug kingpin Celina Ekeke with 24 sacks of cannabis Sativa in Rivers State. 

A statement issued by the Asst. Cmdr Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Rivers State Command, Emmanuel Ogbumgbada, said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday.

“On Wednesday 29th June 2022, at about 0200 hours, Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Etche Area Command of Rivers State Command carried out a search operation at Obunku community of Oyigbo LGA in Rivers State and arrested one Celina Ekeke ‘female’ a notorious drug dealer with 24 sacks of cannabis Sativa weighing 231.2kg,” the statement added.

“She has been on the watch list of the Agency for some time now as she uses her deformed legs to disguise and sell illicit drugs.”

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The suspect Celina Ekeke

 

The NDLEA said the suspect is being investigated at the Rivers State Command headquarters.

It quoted the State Commander, Comdr Ahmed Mamuda as restating the NDLEA’s “earlier warning to all drug dealers to desist from it because we will surely fish them out, particularly as the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA Rtd Brig. Gen Buba Marwa has charged us to go on offensive action against all drug dealers”.

“We also want to use this medium to call on the public to give us credible information that will enable us sanitize the society of hard drugs, while we call on drug users to seek help now before it is too late,” the statement read.

Police Disciplinary Committee Reviews Cases Against 130 Senior Officers

A file photo of the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, addressing reporters in Abuja.

 

The Police Disciplinary Committee has started reviewing disciplinary cases instituted against 130 Senior Police Officers of the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and above in order to determine their culpability or otherwise.

In a statement on Wednesday, Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the high-ranking officers all over the country comprise two Commissioners of Police, three Assistant Commissioners of Police, and 11 Chief Superintendents of Police.

Others include 19 Superintendents of Police, 18 Deputy Superintendents of Police, and 77 Assistant Superintendents of Police.

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He said the committee assembled on Tuesday at the Inspector-General of Police Conference Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja to review disciplinary cases against senior police officers.

The FDC comprises seven Deputy Inspectors-General of Police as arbiters and the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Force Secretary as its secretary.

The session which began on Tuesday will hold till Friday, July 1.

When proceedings and hearings of evidence are concluded, Adejobi said recommendations on each matter will be communicated to the Police Service Commission (PSC) for consideration.

On his part, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, expressed confidence in the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police overseeing the Force Disciplinary Committee to ensure dispensation of justice in all cases before them.

He equally assured that the Force is deliberately committed to cleaning up its house for a more professional and citizens-focused policing system.

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