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Leaked memo reveals how NDLEA discovered meth laboratory in VGC

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered a laboratory used for the production of methamphetamine in Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos.

NDLEA officials were said to have busted the laboratory domiciled at K-5A/2, Road 14, VGC, on Saturday.

The development was disclosed in an internal security incident memo signed by Yusuff Morufat, general manager of Victoria Garden City Property Owners and Residents Association (VGCPORA).

According to Morufat, the apartment in question is occupied by Emeka Nzewi, a tenant who had been wanted by NDLEA since 2017.

The general manager said Nzewi and his accomplices have been arrested by the NDLEA, while the property will be sealed by the Lagos state government.

“On Saturday July 30 2022 at about 15:10hrs, officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) carried out a sting operation in K-SA/2 Road 14 based on intelligence gathering. The property is occupied by a tenant. Mr. & Mrs. Emeka Nzewi,” the memo reads.

“The operation confirmed a meth lab operation in the premises. Mr. Emeka Nzewi and accomplices have been arrested while the property will be sealed by the state government.”

Morufat said NDLEA officials disclosed that all boreholes and water bodies within 500 metres of the said property have been contaminated.

The general manager said the estate association in conjunction with NDLEA will conduct a test of water samples around the affected area.

“NDLEA had been in trace of Mr. Emeka Nzewi since 2017,” the memo reads.

“Property owners do not conduct background checks of tenants before lease of properties.

“Such an act exposes other residents to security risk. Henceforth, VGCPORA will make background checks mandatory for new residents before access cards will be issued or renewed for existing residents.

“The act of Mr. Emeka Nzewi has exposed all occupants of properties around Road 14 to hazardous meth lab chemicals used and waste generated from production.

“According to the NDLEA Officials, all boreholes, water supply and plants 500 meters away from K-5A/2 Road 14 have been contaminated. Therefore, VGCPORA in conjunction with NDLEA will conduct test of water supply to properties around K-SA/2 Road 14.”

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Troops raid Boko Haram’s camp, arrest suspects taking foodstuffs to insurgents

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have reportedly arrested some women near Maiduguri, the Borno capital, for delivering foodstuffs and petrol to insurgents.

Some of the suspects arrested by troops of 195 battalion of operation Hadin Kai were identified as Hadiza Ali, Kelo Abba, Mariam Aji, Kamsilum Ali, Ngubdo Modu and Abiso Lawan.

According to Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on counter-insurgency operations, an intelligence officer said “large quantities of logistics” meant for insurgents were discovered with the suspects.

“During search, different items including large quantities of fuel, mosquito nets, noodles, among others, were recovered,” the officer was quoted as saying.

“Upon systematic interrogation, the females confessed to being Boko Haram members operating within Muna Garage IDP camp, Mafa, and Dikwa, with their fighters’ camp at Boboshe and Gulumba riverline in Dikwa LGA.

“They revealed that the garri was packed in the gallons in order to beat checkpoints and also to help preserve it against rain, as the garri and other items are buried in the ground at their agreed exchange points, where their fighters collect them.

“They also admitted acquiring, for their fighters, kidnap targets based on valuation of individuals, based on sometimes number of cows owned or size of farms.

“They also informed troops that they were given money ranging from N50,000 to N20,000 for each trip, and went for about two to three trips a day, depending on the activities of soldiers.

“Following this information, troops immediately embarked on a follow-up operation to the Boko Haram camp and contact was made around Gaza where one Boko Haram member was neutralised.”

Five people were also said to have been rescued by the troops.

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Tricycle rider arrested for squandering N3.7 million at night club (Video)

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A man who rides tricycle (keke napep) for living has gotten himself into a hot mess after he reportedly squandered N3.7 million.

It was gathered that he was helping someone keep the money, but he decided to use it to make a loud statement at a nightclub.

A video circulating online shows him spraying bundles of money for fun-seekers at the club.

He continued the money-spraying while leaving the venue and by the end of the night, he had reportedly sprayed it all.

However, when the person who loaned him the money learnt of his reckless adventure, he confronted him and demanded repayment.

The keke driver was unable to pay back the cash he spent lavishly, o the owner of invited police to arrest him.

Footage shows him sitting on the floor and being interrogated after he was arrested by men of the Nigeria Police.

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EFCC arrests 47 internet fraudsters in Rivers, recovers six cars and Apple Wrists-watches

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it arrested 47 suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

The anti-graft agency announced the development in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, the suspects were arrested on Thursday during an operation.

“Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested forty seven (47) suspected internet fraudsters (aka Yahoo Boys),” the statement reads.

“They were arrested in the early hours of Thursday, August 4, 2022 in a sting operation at various locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

“The suspects include: Onome Omavuebe Stansley, Progress Ikechukwu, Fejiro Oyawiri, Ifeanyi Louis, Joseph Monday, Ikegwuolu Wogbuom, Chimobi Henry, Victory Erebere, Chiwendu Lucky, Jasson Ovesuor, Miracle Harrison, Favour Prosper Iheancho, Emeji Gad Chinedu, Perculia Ikechukwu, Eze Gift, Chiemela Uzodinma, Chidebere Eze, Bright Umoh, Raphael Akuru, Prince Chris, Hillary Ifeanyi Nwosu, and Destiny Ogueri.

“Others are Terri Afori, Daniel Atuzie, Justice Nicholas, Victor Nnemeka, Temitope Ezekiel, Anthony Otuke, Nelson Matthew, Adolphus Iheanyi, Omosakin Akinwale, Royal Nicolas, Henry Anthony, Obi Ezekiel, Gift Kalu, Nichael Emmanuel, Chukwuemeka Emeluwe, ThankGod Emmanuel, Nicholas Chibueze, Azubueke Precious, Eze Promise, Diamond Emesin, Tejiro Napoleon, Temple Alalibo, David Christian, Idonesit Ekpo and Martin John Gospel.

“They were arrested based on an intelligence report on their alleged involvement in internet fraud.

“Six (6) cars, different brands of phones, laptop computers, still cameras and apple wrist watches were among items recovered from the suspects.”

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