Officials from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Marvelrock Pharmaceuticals and Stores Limited, Mr. Orakwe Celestine, for alleged involvement in the sale of illegal drugs on a popular e-commerce platform, Jiji.ng.

Orakwe, a Business Administration graduate from the University of Abuja, registered the pharmaceutical company on December 16, 2014, with the certificate and backing of an unnamed licensed pharmacist, who opted out of the deal in 2017.

However, the suspect, Orakwe, continued the business and registered it on the Jiji.ng platform in 2019.

A statement from the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, stated that he came under the radar of the anti-narcotics bureau in October 2021 after advertising many pharmaceutical products such as Tramadol, Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, Hypnox flunitrazepam tablets on the Jiji.ng online. marketplace.

The statement read in part: “Between October 26, 2021 and August 8, 2022, the NDLEA team assigned to investigate Orakwe’s drug activities was able to determine that he was selling Tramadol 225 mg and other illegal and/or controlled drugs via email. – trading platform.

He was arrested on Monday, August 8 with some amounts of Tramadol and Swiphnol brand Rohypnol at a drinking establishment in the Jabi area of ​​Abuja, where he had gone to take some orders made through his online channel on Jiji.ng.

In response to Orakwe’s arrest, NDLEA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brig. Gene. Buba Marwa (ret.), noted that the businessman’s careful investigation and arrest should send a strong message to drug traffickers hiding behind the internet to engage in the marketing and sale of illegal and/or controlled drugs, adding that the anti-narcotics bureau would certainly face the consequences of their action.

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