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NDLEA rearrests convicted drug kingpin with cannabis sativa



Seven years after his escape from prison custody following his conviction for drug dealing, a notorious major distributor of ilicit substances within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Ibrahim Momoh, popularly known as Ibrahim Bendel, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

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

The store was located within his poultry farm in Dei-Dei area of the FCT. Though Momoh was not around at the time, his warehouse manager, 55-year Old Ghanaian, Richard Forson Gordon was arrested, prosecuted and sentenced to two years in jail while the Agency thereafter declared lbrahim Momoh wanted.

The manhunt for the drug lord paid off on 5 November 2023 when operatives again raided his hideout at Filin Dabo, Dei-Dei area of Abuja Where he was arrested with 56.9kgs of cannabis sativa and 42.7 grams Of Diazepam.

He was first arrested on 27th November, 2014 with cannabis sativa weighing 385.1 kgs, 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.

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