Female drug dealer, accomplices arrested in Lagos Island despite resistance — NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says a major female drug dealer operating the Patey, Lagos Island drug haven in Lagos, Sherifat Lawal, has been arrested along with six other suspects.

The agency said its officials also recovered 5,862 kilogrammes of assorted illicit drugs including Loud and Codeine in the raid on Saturday.

The bust, NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi said in a statement, followed credible intelligence and follow-up surveillance in Osho, Gambari, and Beecroft Streets of Patey area.

Explaining the clash between NDLEA officials and hoodlums following the raid, Babafemi said, “Other members of the cartel operating in the axis however mobilised hoodlums who attacked the operatives with stones, bottles and guns in a bid to prevent the officers from arresting other kingpins marked for arrest as well as taking the suspects already nabbed and drug exhibits away.

“The operatives were able to tactically defend themselves, took the suspects and exhibits away. Other suspects in custody with Mrs. Lawal include: Ahmed Yisau; Solomon Alape; Olayemi Akinola; Salami Qudus; Bakare Rafiu; Rose Samson; Yusuf Rofiat, and Chukwudi Egon.”

Chairman/chief executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd) commended the officers for the successful operation.

He warned those being used by drug cartels to obstruct or attack anti-narcotic officers in the course of doing their work to desist or face dire consequences.