The Imo State command of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) has confirmed the arrest of Uzochi Agbakwuru, an alleged notorious drug dealer in the state.
An announcement issued in Owerri on Wednesday, November 13th by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Uche Sampson, acknowledged that Agbakwuru was arrested on October 18. Sampson described as “spurious”, a petition by one Frank Agbakwuruibe, urging Governor Emeka Ihedioha to order the “unconditional” launch of Agbakwuru by the company.
He described the suspect, who hails from Umuemeri Ogwu, Aboh Mbaise Native Authorities Space of Imo, as “a notorious drug peddler.” He acknowledged that the suspect had been on NDLEA’s watchlist for over 18 months earlier than his arrest.
Sampson additionally acknowledged that earlier makes an attempt made to arrest him have been unsuccessful “because of his strong counter-intelligence network.” Based on the assertion, 150 grammes of dried weeds confirmed to be hashish sativa have been allegedly discovered in his possession.
He described the offence as a violation of the provisions of NDLEA Act, therefore the resolve by the company to trace him down “by means of tactical decoy and subterfuge.” The NDLEA spokesman mentioned that the suspect was arrested at his residence, the place he tried to flee.
He alleged that the suspect raised false alarm, calling on his felony associates and sympathisers, who later turned violent in order to hinder NDLEA’s professional obligation. Sampson alleged that the sympathisers attacked the company’s operatives and their operational car with machetes, stones, iron and different harmful objects. He mentioned that the operatives sustained various levels of accidents, whereas the car was significantly vandalised.
Sampson mentioned that the matter had since been filed earlier than the Federal Excessive Court docket, Owerri. He mentioned that after the arrest of the suspect, he was given ample first help therapy.
“We wish to condemn the description of the arrest and detention of Agbakwuru, a notorious drug dealer, who has been on our watchlist. It is noteworthy that the suspect later volunteered his statement under caution in which he claimed ownership of the 150 grammes of cannabis sativa found in his possession,” he mentioned.
The NDLEA officer thanked the suspect’s kinsmen for his or her solidarity and cooperation with the company throughout his arrest. He gave assurance that the suspect would proceed to take pleasure in “all the rights relating to care and custody of suspects,” pending his arraignment or switch to some other detention facility outdoors the NDLEA.