How Fake Soldier, Policeman Were Arrested For Drug Trafficking


A fake soldier and policeman has been arrested for drug trafficking.

They were arrested along 663 others suspected drug traffickers and users when operatives raided notorious drug spots in Lagos, Abuja, Benue, among other places.

According to The Nation, a man passing himself off as a soldier and another claiming to be a policeman have been taken into custody by operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for alleged drug trafficking.

How Fake Soldier, Policeman Were Arrested For Drug Trafficking

A member of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was also apprehended for the same suspected offence, spokesman of the agency Femi Babafemi said in a statement yesterday.

Babafemi said they were among 663 suspected drug traffickers and users arrested when operatives raided notorious drug spots in Lagos, Abuja, Benue and other parts of the country.

He said assorted illicit drugs weighing over 153,256.876kg were either destroyed or seized in the past week.

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The statement reads, “In Lagos, the notorious drug haven, Akala in Mushin area of the state, was on Friday 15th October raided by a combined team of 70 NDLEA operatives and 30 soldiers in a joint operation codenamed ‘ Operation Still Waters.’ No less than 27 suspects were arrested while various drugs such as Cocaine, Heroin, Tramadol, Rohypnol and Cannabis, with a cumulative weight of 2,463.876kg were seized.

“A day earlier, operatives also raided drug joints in Ojo and Maryland areas of the state, where six persons were arrested and different quantities of drugs seized. This followed another raid of Alhaji Lasisi Street, Idioro, Mushin as well as Okota in Oshodi-Isolo area of the state during which 12 suspects were arrested and over 165kg of assorted illicit drugs recovered.

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“In Ogun State, operatives on Friday 15th October intercepted one Williams Esuabom along Ore- Shagamu Expressway with 562.5kg Cannabis being conveyed in a Toyota Sienna bus, while in Benue State, narcotic officers in a joint operation with soldiers raided Lafia Park where six suspects including a Youth Corps member, Paul Ndubuisi, were arrested with different quantities of drugs. This came on the heels of the arrest of a suspected fake soldier, Abel John along Apir- Makurdi-Aliade Road with 3.5kg Cannabis on Wednesday 13th October.

“In Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, a suspected fake Assistant Superintendent of Police, Joshua Yusuf who claimed to be serving in Kano was arrested along Gwagwalada Expressway while conveying 45.5kg of Cannabis.”