Hairdresser and rider busted by NDLEA for peddling drugged Chin-Chin to students


NDLEA detained Josephine Odunu, a 20-year-old stylist, and Edesemi Ikporo, a 30-year-old dispatch rider, for distributing drug-laced chin-chins in Yenagoa.

NDLEA agents in Adamawa nabbed Ajim Samuel (Boss) and Davidson John Joshua (Dantala) from Onitsha, Anambra, buying tramadol.

“On Sunday, March 10, 2024, NDLEA intercepted Edesemi in Opolo, Yenagoa, with 200 grams of cannabis-laced chin-chin for delivery.”

“A prompt follow-up operation resulted in NDLEA apprehending Josephine, the hairdresser.

She works at a salon in the Kpansia neighborhood of Yenagoa, and is the distributor of drugged chin-chin.

During a search of the salon, authorities found three kilos more, increasing the total weight of illegal substances taken to 3.2 kg.

“Investigations show that they give out chin-chins to students and at birthday parties, frequently laced with tramadol and cannabis.”

On Friday, March 15, NDLEA agents apprehended 343,000 opioid pills from a 33-year-old suspect in Azare town, Katagum, Bauchi state.

“In Kano, Ali Amadu, 27, and Adamu Hassan, 33, were caught with 125.3 kg of cannabis, 3,400 tramadol, and 30 codeine bottles.”

NDLEA agents detained Kole Samuel, 50, in Otuo, Edo state, suspecting him of possessing 75 kg of the same narcotic.

The same day, agents attacked 1.577683 hectares of farmland in Akoko Edo LGA’s Oloma-Okpe woodland, destroying 3,944.2075 kilos of cannabis.

Pupils and staff of Nana Aisha Secondary School in Damaturu and Government Day Secondary School in Michika attended WADA sensitization.

Purple Crown Secondary School in Uwani, Enugu, and Dee Unique International School in Abesan, Ipaja, Lagos sent representatives.

“NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), praised the Bayelsa, Adamawa, Osun, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Edo, Kano, and Ogun Commands.”

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He commended all commands nationwide for increasing WADA advocacy and balancing efforts to reduce drug supply and demand.

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