By Charles Nwabardi
A notorious drug baroness in Delta and neighbouring states, identified as Bridget Oghenekevwe Emeka, popularly addressed as ‘Mama’ has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
It was gathered that ‘Mama’, 59, was arrested on Sunday at her palatial mansion, where she cooks and distributes Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine and other illicit substances.
This development was made known in a statement on Tuesday by Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy of NDLEA Headquarters.
“No fewer than nine of the baroness’ staff and associates were arrested along with her in coordinated simultaneous operations at her expansive residence and drug bunks where she reportedly accommodates drug users and sells illicit substances to them and others in parts of Warri, Delta state,” NDLEA said.
“Apart from various quantities of Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Molly, and Loud seized from her home and drug bunks; a pump action gun, 15 cartridges, documents, two cars, mobile phones, drug paraphernalia such as sodium bicarbonate and polythene wrappings were also recovered for further investigation.
“While five of her staff that cook, cut, package an distribute the drugs were found in her house located at Favour Street, Otukutu, Effurun Warri, four of her associates were equally arrested at her drug bunks in other parts of the town during the raids by Strike Force officers of NDLEA supported by the military