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NDLEA arrests youth who organised coded dr¥g party

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Saturday, November 25, 2023, raided a lounge in Osogbo, the Osun state capital where a night party organized for ill#citsubstance ab¥se was going to be held and arrested some of the organisers who were found with dr¥g exhibits.

This was revealed in a signed statement by the agency’s Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi on Sunday, November 12, 2023.

The raid followed credible intelligence that some persons were going to hold a night party tagged Unholy Alliance for Ston£rs and Dr¥nkards where different types of ill#cit substances were going to be sold and consumed by patrons.

Soon after the organisers began to gather at Berrymist Lounge located in the Ofatedo area of Osogbo to start the party, NDLEA operatives swooped on them, arrested them and recovered ill#cit substances of ab¥se and dr¥g paraphernalia from them.

Those arrested include Ikotu Omolayo, 25; Fola Olabode, 30, and Akorede Adunni Ajibola, 22. The management of the Lounge has also been invited for further investigation. This comes on the heels of an earlier raid on Thursday 23rd Nov. at Area 5 forest reserve, Ile-Ife where operatives recovered 156kgs of cann@bis sativa.