Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in the early hours of April 3, 2022, intercepted a busload of illicit drugs at the Mile 2 area of Lagos State.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state added that preliminary investigations revealed that the drugs which were loaded in a Lagos colour LT bus, with number plate AGL 205 YD belonged to one Alhaji, better known as General in Mushin.
The PPRO said, a member of the drug syndicate confessed that they picked up the consignment, which has a street value of about 10,000,000.00 at Alaba Rago around 9 pm on Friday for shipment to Mushin.
“Luck, however, ran out on them when RRS officials on patrol stopped the bus on a routine check at about 0400hrs today.
“Another member of the syndicate, Oluwole Omojuyitan aged 40 who had initially escaped the scene on the bike was arrested by the operatives after he came back with a sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00) to bribe the officers to release the drugs and suspects.
“Other arrested members of the gang include Ojukwu Omanogho aged 36 and Hope Jumbo aged 40,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, while commending the Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi and the team has since directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the Command Headquarters for further investigations.