Extradition: Court slams N100,000 cost against Kashamu

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, awarded cost of N100,000 in favour of Department of State Security Services (DSS) and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, against Senator Buruji Kashamu, for his unduly delay in hearing of application filed to stop his extradition to United State of America (USA), to face alleged drug related charges. Kashamu, a Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, had in his suit marked FHC/L/CS/930/2018, joined as respondents: the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police Lagos Police Command, Director General State…

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NDLEA arrests Kenyan mother of 2 with 6.5 kilograms of cocaine

TheNational Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Special Area Command has apprehended a Kenyan national, Angela Wairimu for smuggling 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine into Nigeria. Wairimu, aged 33 and a single mother of two children was arrested on arrival from South Africa aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja. Some of the illicit substance was concealed in the false bottom of a travelling bag which also contained two wrapped parcels of the same illicit drug. She carried the bag as hand luggage. Wairimu who shuttles between…

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Court sentences man to 7 years imprisonment over drug importation

A Brazil-based Nigerian, Nogueria Achiagonye Solomon Onyinye, was today convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos, for unlawful importation of 1.5 kilograms of Cocaine. Onyinye was given the jail term by Justice Ayotunde Faji, after the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had reviewed the facts of the crime against the convict, after changing his plea.  The convict was arrested by the operatives of the NDLEA, on January 8, 2018, at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, during inward clearance…

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Extradition: Fresh application stalls judgment in extradition suit against Kashamu 

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, further adjourned until May 23, to re-open hearing in a suit by Senator Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop his extradition to the United States, to face drug related charges.  Kashamu, who is the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, had in his suit labelled FHC/L/CS/930/2018, joined the following as respondents: The Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police Lagos Police Command, Director General State Security Service (DSS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, and the Attorney General of the Federation…

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You’re life savers, NDLEA tells Air Peace crew

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged Air Peace crew to consider their role in exposing drug couriers as a commitment to save lives. Speaking during an eight-day training for Air Peace cabin crew members, which opened at the weekend in Lagos, the agency warned that those involved in drug peddling risked killing themselves or being executed if caught in some countries of the world with harsh anti-drug laws. The training is part of the sensitisation programme for the carrier’s crew in preparation for the airline’s international flight operations…

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Court convicts man for exporting hard drug via UPS

Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, today, convicted a drug dealer, Mba C. Ebere, for exporting 280 grammes of Methamphetamine, a  banned hard drug, to Malaysia. Justice Olatoregun convicted the drug dealer after finding him guilty or a count charge preferred against him by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The convict’s trial commenced before the court sometimes in October, 2012. During the trial, the NDLEA through its lawyer, Mrs. Obiageri Iwuchukwu, called six witnesses who include: the arresting officer, Investigating Officer, official of United Parcel…

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Improper service stalls hearing of Kashamu’s suit against extradition

The scheduled hearing of a suit filed by the Senator representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, Kashamu Buruji, seeking to restrain security agencies from extraditing him to United State of America (USA) to answer alleged drug charges was stalled at the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, due to improper service by Kashamu’s lawyer on other parties. Kashamu in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/930/18, has asked a Federal High Court, Lagos, to restrained the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Department of State Security (DSS), National Drug Laws…

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NDLEA urges Court to dismiss Kashamu’s extradition suit 

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged a Federal High Court, Lagos, to dismiss fundamental rights enforcement suit, filed by Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop security agencies from extraditing to the United State of America (USA), over drug related offences. Kashamu, a Senator representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/930/2018, filed by his lawyer, Ifeoma Esom, dragged Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police Lagos State,  NDLEA and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) before the court presided over by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, seeking…

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NDLEA arraigns NAHCO staff for aiding hard drug shipment

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Friday, arraigned one Mr Adetutu Afeez Alade, a staff of the National Aviation Handling Company of Nigeria (NAHCO), for allegedly aiding shipment of banned hard drug, Ephedrine. Alade was arraigned before Justice N. Ayo-Emmanuel on a two count-charge of conspiracy to export 25.220 kilogrammes of Ephedrine, a prohibited substance listed in Table 1 of the Second schedule of the NDLEA Act. Prior to Alade’s arraignment on the alleged crime today, Justice Ayo-Emmanuel had on November 14, Justice N. Ayo-Emmanuel and sentenced Omoyeni Opeyemi…

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NDLEA seizes additional 241 million tablets of tramadol at Apapa Port

The search of the suspected 62 containers continued yesterday November 15, 2018 as eleven new containers already searched were found to contain 241 million tablets of tramadol, weighing 118 metric tons. This brings to 581 million tablets of tramadol so far discovered within two days of the search operations at Apapa sea port. On the first day of the search operations, the Agency discovered 340 million tablets of tramadol from 12 containers. The tablets which are in various dosages ranging from 120 to 250 milligrams are above the permissible threshold…

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