Three visually impaired individuals apprehended for operating a drug trafficking network.


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives have apprehended three visually impaired individuals involved in an illegal drug network operating between Lagos and Kano.

In a statement issued by Femi Babafemi, the agency’s spokesperson, it was revealed that another visually impaired member of the syndicate remains at large. The group’s exposure began when a visually impaired individual, Adamu Hassan, aged 40, was arrested along the Gwagwalada expressway in Abuja on Saturday, October 28. He was found in possession of 12 kilograms of skunk while en route from Lagos to Kano. However, investigations revealed that he had no knowledge of the contents of the bag he had been given to deliver in Kano.

Subsequent operations led to the arrest of the ringleader of the syndicate, Bello Abubakar, aged 45, who is also blind. Bello, a married man with five children, disclosed in his statement that he had been residing in Lagos for 30 years but had engaged in the illicit drug trade for the past five years.

Another suspect, Muktar Abubakar, aged 59, who is also blind, has been living in Lagos for 40 years and is married to three wives with 14 children. Both Muktar Abubakar and Bello Abubakar are co-owners of the illegal business. The third suspect, Akilu Amadu, aged 25 and also visually impaired, contributes funds to the illicit trade and was the one who delivered the consignment to Adamu at the motor park in Lagos for further delivery to Kano. A fourth visually impaired suspect, Mallam Aminu, who was expected to receive the consignment in Kano, is currently evading arrest.

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