The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a Lekki-based artiste manager, Oseni Babatunde aka Papalampa, and his Ikoyi businessman accomplice, Nnadi Ikenna, for selling illicit drugs to partygoers at night clubs in Lekki, Lagos State.
The NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on the agency’s Facebook page on Sunday.
Their arrest followed an intelligence about a shipment of Colorado, a synthetic strong strain of cannabis coming for them from Los Angeles, United States.
The statement partly read, “Oseni Abdulraheem Ayodeji Babatunde (aka Papalampa) was the first to be arrested in his house at No. 3 Ope Daniel Taiwo Street, off Chisco Bus-Stop, Lekki area of Lagos when the consignment arrived on Sunday 23rd July.
“During a preliminary interview with the suspect, he confessed he started the illicit trade three years ago and has been selling to patrons of clubs and lounges in Lekki and Lagos Island, some of which he identified as Quilox, Silver Fox, DNA, and Hotbox,” Babafemi said.
“He also organises shows for artistes around Lagos and outside Nigeria. A total of 10 parcels of Colorado weighing 2.50kgs concealed inside large tins of coffee and duvets linked to Oseni were intercepted by NDLEA operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja.
“During a follow-up search of his residence, operatives recovered some quantities of the same substance, a digital weighing scale, and other paraphernalia.
“An Ikoyi-based businessman, Nnadi Kingsley Ikenna was linked to the shipment and was away in South Africa when the consignment arrived. While operatives maintained surveillance around his 18 Okotie Eboh Close, Ikoyi residence, they also set their dragnet for him at the airport where he was caught after he arrived in the waiting arms of NDLEA officers on Thursday 27th July from Kenya Airlines flight at the Lagos airport.”