By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Illicit drugs valued at over N10 million have reportedly been seized by police operatives attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the exhibit, loaded in a bus was Intercepted at the early hours of Sunday at the Mile 2 area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the report in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.
His words” Preliminary investigations reveal that the drugs which were loaded in a Lagos colour LT bus, with the registration number AGL 205 YD belonged to one Alhaji, better known as General in Mushin.
A member of the drug syndicate confessed that they picked up the consignment, which has a street value of about ten million Naira (10,000,000.00), at Alaba Rago around 2200hrs on Sunday for shipment to Mushin.
Luck however, ran out on them when RRS officials on patrol stopped the bus on a routine check at about 0400hrs today. Another member of the syndicate, Oluwole Omojuyitan aged 40 who had initially escaped the scene on bike was arrested by the operatives after he came back with a sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00) to bribe the officers to release the drugs and suspects.
Other arrested members of the gang include, Ojukwu Omanogho aged 36 and Hope Jumbo aged 40.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, psc while commending the Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi and the team has since directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the Command Headquarters for further investigations”.