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Police arrest drug peddlers, reject N4m bribe

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Olumuyiwa Adejobi has been confirmed as Police Force PPRO

Officers from Area K, Marogbo, of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested Esther Obiekezie for drug trafficking, along with two others who attempted to bribe the police with N4 million in exchange for her freedom.

ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.

The statement read, “The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has commended the officer in charge of the Police Tactical Team attached to Area K, Marogbo, Lagos State Command, SP Rilwan Kasumu, and team, for rejecting a N4 million bribe while investigating a case of drug peddling and unlawful possession of ammunition.

“The team had arrested one Esther Newman Obiekezie, 42 years old, aka Candy, of No. 6, Mojirade Street, Ilogbo Lagos, on February 6, 2024, at her base, where she sells drugs called ICE, and recovered a large quantity of the substance and some AK47 live ammunition from her.

“In the cause of the investigation, the duo of Akete Esther, f, 43, and Oke Okebalam, m, 49 years, of Ajamgbadi Lagos, came to the station in Ijanikin to solicit for the release of the drug peddler, Esther, and offered N4m and pleaded that the police should stop disrupting the illegal business (drug peddling) of Esther, henceforth.

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“The police officer who frowned at the offer siezed the cash and marked it exhibit and arrested the duo for further investigation and prosecution.”

Chronicle NG reports on Sunday that operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, intercepted large consignments of Ghanaian Loud smuggled into Lagos with a total weight of 14, 524.8 kg and arrested 66-year-old Nasiru Ojomu, who works with wanted Akala, Mushin-based drug baron Suleiman Jimoh.

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