Afam Mallinson Ukatu: Owner of 103 Bank Accounts, Philosopher, Other Facts About Arrested Drug Lord

Months after the arrest of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, the head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), the National Drug Enforcement Agency, announced on Monday April 25 that she had makes another big catch: Afam Chief Mallinson Emmanuel Ukatu.

The welcome arrest of Chief Ukatu will no doubt open doors for the agency as it moves forward in its investigation of the faces behind numerous illegal drug businesses across Nigeria.

Among many other facts, this NDLEA exploit will further support the claim that Kyari is guilty and may know more than he cares to admit.

Ukatu has about 103 bank accounts (Photo: Afam Mallinson Emmanuel Ukatu)
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Legit.ng put together a number of facts about this seemingly elusive criminal who has been with the drug enforcement agency for months.

  1. Ukatu was born on Friday May 8, 1964 in Onitsha, Anambra and he is married with five children.
  2. He holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MBA from Crawford University, Ogun.
  3. The suspect’s company, NISPO PORCELAIN COMPANY LTD, is said to be the first indigenous flooring tile and PVC manufacturing company in Nigeria.
  4. In 2020, he became the SUN Industrialist/Entrepreneur of the Year
  5. Ukatu was arrested on board a flight to Abuja at Terminal MM2 at Lagos Airport, Ikeja on Wednesday April 13
  6. The suspect is the president of the Mallinson Group of Companies
  7. Owns pharmaceutical and plastic manufacturing companies
  8. Ukatu has been under the agency’s guardianship since 2021
  9. His arrest came after months of surveillance
  10. It has a warehouse in Ojota, Lagos State
  11. Ukatu is a major importer of high doses of tramadol hydrochloride such as 120mg, 200mg, 225mg and 250mg.
  12. The drug lord has about 103 bank accounts

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Finally, NDLEA catches the drug baron behind Abba Kyari-linked N3bn Tramadol

Recall that the NDLEA announced Monday, April 25 to have Ukatu in its custody.

Ukatu, the chairman of the Mallinson Group of Companies, was arrested on board a flight to Abuja at Lagos Airport Terminal MM2.

Ukatu is a major importer of high doses of tramadol hydrochloride such as 120mg, 200mg, 225mg and 250mg.

According to the agency, the suspect runs pharmaceutical and plastic manufacturing businesses used as a cover to import illegal pills into Nigeria, besides having about 103 bank accounts mostly used for money laundering.

The arrest was confirmed by a tweet from the NDLEA on Monday, April 25. Part of the agency’s statement on development released by its spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, reads:

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“The billionaire drug lord behind the 3 billion naira tramadol deal involving the suspended deputy police commissioner, Abba Kyari-led Intelligence Response Team, IRT, Afam Chief Mallinson Emmanuel Ukatu was arrested by officers from the National Drug Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.”

Source: Legit.ng

Shawanda H. Saldana