The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said that more discovery has been made on how alleged billionaire drug baron, Chief Afam Mallinson Ukatu, imported two containers which contained 1,284 cartons of Tramadol worth over N22billion in October 2019.
Skabash had earlier reported that the NDLEA arrested Ukatu on April 12 for being the brain behind N3billion Tramadol deal linked to suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
The agency, through its spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, issued a statement on May 3 to debunk insinuations that NDLEA has no evidence against Ukatu.
“The Agency said in the course of investigating the N3billion Tramadol saga between Ukatu and the Abba Kyaris IRT team, its operatives have unearthed more evidences establishing how Ukatu has been importing large quantities of Tramadol far above the approved threshold allowed into the country,” part of the statement reads.
”In one instance, Ukatu, through his Mallinson Group of companies imported into the country two-conatiner loads of five different brands of Tramadol in October 2019 through the Apapa ports in Lagos. All the evidences so far gathered show that the imported Tramadol brands were far above the threshold permitted to be imported into Nigeria.”
The statement also added that Ukatu will have his day in court soon.