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  • Updated: November 19, 2023

NDLEA arrests Abuja illicit drug kingpin, momoh

NDLEA arrests Abuja illicit drug kingpin, momoh


The National Durug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) on Sunday said it has arrested an alleged illicit drug kingpin, Ibrahim Momoh, aka Ibrahim Bendel, in Abuja.

Allnews.ng learned that Momoh was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA during a raid of his hideout at Filin Dabo, Dei-Dei area of the FCT.

According to the Agency, Momoh has been on the wanted persons's list seven years after he escaped from prison custody.

NDLEA said he escaped from prison custody following his conviction for drug dealing, and being a notorious major distributor of illicit substances within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Spokesman of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said “Ibrahim Momoh was first arrested on 27th November, 2014 with cannabis sativa weighing 385.1kgs, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on 22nd July 2015.

“But while serving his jail term at Kuje, he escaped from prison custody on 16th May, 2016.

“Following credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives on 20th November 2022 stormed the warehouse of the fleeing ex-convict, Ibrahim Momoh, and recovered 81 jumbo bags of cannabis weighing 1,278kgs. 

“The store was located within his poultry farm in Dei-Dei area of the FCT. Though Momoh was not around at the time, his warehouse manager, 55-year-old Ghanaian, Richard Forson Gordon was arrested, prosecuted and sentenced to two years in jail.

“The manhunt for the drug lord paid off on 5th November 2023 when operatives again raided his hideout at Filin Dabo, Dei-Dei area of Abuja where he was arrested with 56.9kgs of cannabis sativa and 42.7 grams of Diazepam”.

 In another raid in the same area of the FCT on Monday 13th November, a suspect Yusufa Ibrahim, 27, was arrested with 75.3kgs of cannabis.




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