The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, stated it raided a nightclub in Osogbo, Osun State’s capital, targeting a night party organized for the consumption of narcotics.
According to the agency, the operation resulted in the arrest of some organizers who were discovered to be in possession of illegal drugs.
Furthermore, the NDLEA recovered nearly two tons of illicit drugs in coordinated operations in Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Ekiti, Anambra, Ondo, and Kogi states.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, and posted on the agency’s Facebook page on Sunday.
The statement in part reads, “Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, raided a lounge in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, on November 25th, where a night party organized for illicit substance abuse was going to be held, and arrested some of the organizers who were found with drug exhibits.
“The raid followed credible intelligence that some persons were going to hold a night party tagged Unholy Alliance for Stoners and Drunkards where different types of illicit substances were going to be sold and consumed by patrons.
“Soon after the organizers began to gather at Berrymist Lounge, located in the Ofatedo area of Osogbo, to start the party, NDLEA operatives swooped on them, arrested them, and recovered illicit substances of abuse and drug paraphernalia from them.
“Those arrested include: Ikotu Omolayo, 25; Fola Olabode, 30; and Akorede Adunni Ajibola, 22. The management of the lounge has also been invited for further investigation.
“This comes on the heels of an earlier raid on Thursday, November 23, at Area 5 Forest Reserve, Ile-Ife, where operatives recovered 156 kg of cannabis sativa.
“Meanwhile, operatives in Ogun State on Friday, November 24th, arrested two suspects: Adamu Ibrahim and Nura Sani, at the Ileke trailer garage along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, where 859 kilograms of cannabis sativa were concealed among bags of sugar in a truck for onward transportation to Mokwa, Niger State.”