News - North Central - FCT Updated: August 09, 2022

FCTA Taskforce Arrests Five Drug Peddlers In Wuse 

By Maureen Okpe
August 09, 2022

The Federal Capital Territory Taskforce on City Sanitation on Tuesday arrested five suspected criminals selling and consuming illegal drugs under the overhead bridge in Wuse, Abuja. 

The drug peddlers who took to their heels on sighting the combined team of FCT Minister's Taskforce were chased across the streets of Wuse and rounded up by the task force. 

The suspected criminals were caught with Indian hemp and other forms of illicit drugs. 

Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT minister, Ikharo Attah, who led the operation, decried the illegal use of flyovers in Abuja by food vendors, drug peddlers and squatters which he noted poses serious danger to residents.

"We arrested five guys with Indian hemp here, carpenter business, charcoal business all under the bridge.


"The five guys would be taken for investigation. This is part of the Abuja cleanup and we will sustain the cleanup of Abuja,” he stated.

Head, Monitoring and Enforcement, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Kaka Bello, lamented the huge environmental degradation ongoing under the flyovers in the city centre.

According to Bello, public properties that belong to every resident are being destroyed by a few people and the FCTA cannot accept that.

“We are here to stop all illegal activities under the bridges. And we have arrested some people and they will be charged to court.

"Apart from degradation, destruction of public properties, we also have issues of insecurity, a lot of miscreants living under the bridge,” he stated.


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