Cocaine Trafficking: I got contact of my suppliers while serving in Chibok, says arrested ex-soldier
Posted by News Express | 23 June 2021 | 86 times
Ibrahim Musa, an ex-soldier arrested with 12.167 kg of Arizona
(cannabis sativa), 4 grams of cocaine and 25 grams of flunitrazepam,
has narrated how he got the contact of his drug suppliers while
serving in Chibok, Borno State.
Chibok shot into limelight after Boko Haram insurgents abducted female
students in the community in 2014.
In a statement, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said
the 52-year-old ex-soldier, who was apprehended in Ilorin metropolis
on Thursday, worked in the maintenance department at Abati Army
Barracks, Lagos, from where he was deployed to 117 Battalion in
Chibok, Borno, before he deserted the Army.
He had reportedly arrived Ilorin in company of his wife, Basirat Musa,
in his Honda Accord car with registration number JJ 707 BL Lagos,
which was seized with the exhibit.
Under interrogation, Ibrahim reportedly revealed that while at Chibok,
he got the connection of a supplier of Arizona (Cannabis) and other
drugs whom he immediately contacted when he deserted the Army in
He said he decided to go into the illicit drug business to enable him
fend for his two wives and three children. The suspect revealed that
the latest journey was his second trip to Ilorin to deliver the drugs
and decided to travel with one of his wives who was not aware of his
mission to Ilorin.
Also, a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, who allegedly operates an
online catering service through which she “sells drugged cookies and
biscuits,” has been arrested.
Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said following intelligence and
surveillance, narcotic officers of the Edo State Command of the agency
stormed Ofoma’s base at Auchi, Edo Sate, on Saturday.
He said she was arrested and 94 pieces of cookies produced with
cannabis sativa were recovered, adding that “Chioma, 26, who is a
graduate of medicine from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka recently
completed her housemanship at the University of Benin Teaching
Hospital. She has confessed to baking the cookies with skunk in her
statement while under interrogation,” Babafemi said.
Reacting to the arrests, Chairman/CEO of NDLEA, Brig-Gen. Mohamed Buba
Marwa (Retd), commended the Edo and Kwara state commands of the agency
for their vigilance and commitment to the goal of ridding Nigeria of
the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse.
He charged the commanders, officers and men of the two commands and
their counterparts across the country not to relent in the discharge
of their responsibilities while assuring them that he will continue to
make their welfare a priority.
Source: News Express
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