NDLEA gets nod to detain billionaire drug baron Ugochukwu for 14 days 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has secured an order of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, to detain a Lagos-based billionaire, Nsofor Kennedy Ugochukwu, a.k.a Ugochukwu Nsofor Chukwukadibia, in its custody for a period of 14 days pending the conclusion of ongoing investigation for alleged drug trafficking. 

Justice Akintaye Aluko made the order Thursday following an exparte  application filed  by  NDLEA Prosecutor, Mr  Umar Hussain, which empowered the Agency to remand the defendants in its custody for an initial period of 14 days.

In an affidavit in support of the motion exparte deposed to by one Kareem Olayinka Musibau, a litigation officer attached to the Directorate of Prosecution and Legal Services at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, it was averred  that the  suspect was arrested at plot-2-130, Road 67 VGC Housing Estate along Epe Express Way in Lagos on  the 30th day of September, 2022 in connection to the seizure of 10,598 kilogrammes of tramadol, while dealing and conspiring to distributes same to his associates in Nigeria and Other parts of the world. 

NDLEA’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, had earlier in statement said following credible intelligence, operatives on Friday 30th of  September, 2022  stormed  Plot A45 Road 2 home of the 52-year-old billionaire drug kingpin.

Babafemi  stated that a search of the expansive mansion led to the discovery of 443 cartons of Tramadol Hydrochloride 225mg, which contained 13,451,466 pills of the drug while some cartons were already burnt in a fire incident in the house same day.