NDLEA Nabs Notorious Drug Lord, Accomplices With N567 Million Worth Of Drugs
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, agents have intercepted a large shipment of methamphetamine concealed in powdered custard containers as part of a consolidated cargo destined for London, United Kingdom, at the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.
On Tuesday, May 16th, NDLEA agents discovered and seized a shipment of illicit drugs weighing 30.10 kilogrammes and having a street value of N567 million at the airport.
Femi Babafemi, the spokesman for the anti-drug agency, stated that a series of follow-up operations led to the arrest of a goods agent, Nwobodo Chidiebere, a female suspect, Chioma Lucy Akuta, and ultimately the drug lord responsible for the shipment, Charles Chinedu Ezeh, who was arrested on Thursday, May 18 at Sotel Suites, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.
“This was swiftly followed by a series of follow-up operations that led to the arrest of a goods agent, Nwobodo Chidiebere; a female suspect, Chioma Lucy Akuta; and ultimately the drug lord behind the shipment, Charles Chinedu Ezeh, who was arrested on Thursday, 18th May at Sotel Suites, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.
“Ezeh claims he is a businessman and deals in articles in Onitsha, Anambra State, but investigations reveal he lived in London with his wife and children until 10 December 2022, when he fled to Nigeria after committing a drug-related crime in the United Kingdom.
“Although he claimed to have been living in hotels since his return to Nigeria last December, operatives were able to locate his mansion at No. 1 Hawawu Abikan Street, Lekki, on Friday, 19th May, where they conducted a search and recovered his travel and property documents, among others,” he said.