Detectives attached to the Tincan Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service impounded about eight sacks of cocaine that were hidden in a 20ft container owned by a manufacturing company, Nigerite, which came into the country from Spain.
Two persons identified as one Amata Jonah, Nigerite procurement manager and a clearing agent, have since been detained in connection with the importation of the illicit drugs.
The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bashiru Yusuf, who made this disclosure yesterday, said the items seized did not show in the ship manifest that was presented to Custom officers at the point of examination. He said preliminary investigation showed that, though the container had in it other cargo that were declared in the ship manifest, items that were concealed in the eight black bags were not declared.
However, Mr Amata claimed Nigerite was not aware of the existence of the substance in their cargo. The NDLEA officials who performed field test on the seizure said preliminary examination confirmed that the item in the black bag was cocaine.
Source: Daily Trust
12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult
A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.
Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters
Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.
In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.