NDLEA Raided JAT Suites, Abuja Drug/Commercial Sex Hotel, Other Narcotic Dealers

A hotel, in Wuse 2 area of Abuja, JAT Suites, notorious for drug dealing and commercial sex activities, have been uncovered by Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.


According to a Statement issued on Sunday, September 26, by NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, the hotel, JAT Suites, is situated at 30 Lobito Crescent, in the Abuja metropolis.


Not less than four persons, which include three (3) young ladies, and a man, were said to be arrested during the raid of the hotel, which served as a hideout for under-aged commercial sex workers, and for the distribution and sale of different brands of narcotics.

Some sizeable quantity of Rophenol and other paraphernalia for smoking crack cocaine, were reportedly seized on Wednesday 22nd September, during the hotel burst.


Further investigations into the shady activities at the hotel revealed that JAT Suites is being operated without requisite approvals from the government despite its existence in a high profile area of the Nigeria seat of power.

Needless to say that while people come to the hotel to patronize young girls, popular called, ‘call girls’, others persons, come to the bar cum hotel, just to sell drugs and/or ‘do drugs.’


NDLEA authorities, under the leadership of its Chairman/Chief Executive, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd), have directed the Abuja, FCT Command and the Directorate of Assets and Financial Investigations of the Agency, to foreclose the hotel as deterrent to others while being investigated.

The NDLEA boss, Marwa, said the Agency will do all within the law, to ensure JAT Suites is forfeited to the federal government for allowing the premises to be used for illicit drug dealing and sex activities for under-aged.


In a related development, two female students of Edo State Polytechnic, Uzen, Babalola Modupe, 19, and Esekhagbe Sonia, 20, part one students, were arrested on Thursday 23rd September, with 21 wraps of skunk; while Chioma Okocha, 25, was arrested on Friday 24th September, when trying to deliver 200 grammes of Crack Cocaine to a customer at an eatery in Benin City still in Edo State.


Babafemi again, confirmed the arrest of Ms. Ozigbo Nneka, at NAHCO Export Shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, for trying to export packs of codeine tablets to the United Kingdom, weighing 15.15kg; and one Mr. Nwajindo Ndubuisi Emmanuel for dealing in codeine weighing 5.65 kilogrammes.


Mrs. Fatima Musa, a notorious drug dealer was likewise arrested on Saturday 18th September at Afana village in Zango Kataf LGA, of Kaduna State while trying to transport 12 kg of cannabis to Jos.


The NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, has commended the officers for a job well done and admonished them not to relent in their efforts to curbing the spread of illicit substances across the country.

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