…Arrests kingpin, Six Others
A major drug kingpin operating the notorious Patey Lagos Island drug haven, in Lagos State, Mrs. Sherifat Kehinde Lawal has been arrested along with six other suspects by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The Agency also recovered 5,862 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs including Loud and Codeine in a raid on Saturday.
NDLEA was said to have acted based on credible intelligence and follow up surveillance on illicit drug dealings in Osho, Gambari, Beecroft Streets and Patey Area of Lagos Island.
The anti-narcotic officers stormed the Gambari street base of the drug kingpin where they arrested her and six of her accomplices at 9:30am.
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 defend themselves and able to take 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.