Adamawa NDLEA rehabilitates 357 patients,Prosecutes 501 over drug related offences


Adamawa NDLEA rehabilitates 357 patients,Prosecutes 501 over drug related offences

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The Adamawa state Command National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA has prosecuted 501 drugs abuse offenders including 491 female and 10 male .

State Commander of the Agency,Femi Samson Agboala made the disclosure in Yola Tuesday at the 2023 International Day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking ceremony stressing that the command had seized 1,164.700 Kg of prohibited drugs from offenders in June 2022 to May 2023 .

Mr.Agboala said the seized substances includes;Methamphetamine,cocaine and psychotropic,Cannabis sativa,pentazocine injections among others.

“In the course of prosecuting drug offenders, the sum of N781,005.00 being proceeds of drug business were forfeited to government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA).

“The Agency also secured forfeiture of the following assets in the period under review (a) A black Corolla car,A yellow lady/press club motorcycle,2 bedroom property located at Ngurore in Yola South local government Area following the concealment of 250 blocks of compressed Cannabis Sativa weighing 226 kg in the property”.Agboala stated.

He also announced that as part of his command’s drug
Demand strategy,357 trafficking patients comprising of 344 males and 13 females are under going rehabilitation program in the state.

He further stressed that the Agency is collaborating with the state government have established the state Drug control committee tagged “Adamawa state Drug Control Centre” for intervention and advisory roles to government on drug control of illicit drug abuse and trafficking.

Earlier in his address at the occasion,Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said his government is in support of any move to safeguard the menace of drug abuse and trafficking.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa George Farauta advised parents and guardians to be watchful of the affairs and company their wards keep with a view to checkmate drug abuse among younger generation.

She also appealed to religious leaders and traditional rulers to make it a duty in preaching the gospel of saying no to drug abuse and trafficking in their domains.