Seven years after escape from prison, NDLEA arrests wanted Abuja drug kingpin

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7 years after his escape from prison custody following his conviction for drug dealing, a notorious major distributor of illicit substances within the FCT Abuja, has been arrested.

The suspect, Ibrahim Momoh, popularly known as Ibrahim Bendel, was arrested by operatives of the NDLEA during a raid of his hideout at Filin Dabo, Dei-Dei area of the FCT.

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NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday November 19, said: “Ibrahim Momoh was first arrested on 27th November, 2014 with cannabis sativa weighing 385.1kgs, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on 22nd July 2015 but while serving his jail term at Kuje, he escaped from prison custody on 16th May, 2016.

Following credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives on 20th November 2022 stormed the warehouse of the fleeing ex-convict, Ibrahim Momoh, and recovered 81 jumbo bags of cannabis weighing 1,278kgs.


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