Two out of three men of a drug syndicate has been arrested while carrying out Indian hemp business at Ikoyi prison in Lagos. One of the members, Sodeeq Yunusa of the drug syndicate is an inmate at Ikoyi prison who was arrested for alleged robbery.
Yunusa was caught receiving a parcel which was thrown by his counterparts a 22-year-old Ikuomola Abolade who was later caught and an unidentified suspect that escaped arrest.
Ikuomola Abolade and the other suspect threw in a parcel containing india hemp that is worth N150,000 at street value. CCTV installed in prison caught Yunusa receiving the package.
A 10-year-old boy, who is part of the select Intelligence and Monitoring Committee comprising of some officials of the prison, their wives, the drug unit and the police, had seen Abolade throwing some packages into the Ikoyi Prisons facility.
The boy then quickly alerted the other members of the team. Abolade was, subsequently, arrested after a hot chase, while his colleague escaped.
A source who spoke to The Nations said,
“But before the boy’s father could come out of their house, the suspects ran away and boarded a tricycle heading for Obalende.”
It was learnt that the boy’s father alerted his colleagues and together they chased the suspects in their vehicle and caught them at Obalende. Abolade was arrested in a commercial bus, but his colleague escaped.
The prison’s Closed-circuit Television (CCTV) was said to have captured Yunusa, the inmate, as he attempted to “catch the thrown parcels”.