24th August, 2021
A 96-year-old retired soldier, Pa Joseph Owherhi has been arrested in Suleja area of Niger State by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA for dealing in illicit drugs.
A statement issued by NDLEA’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi on Tuesday said the Nonagenarian was arrested in his house at Rafin Sanyi area of Suleja on Saturday, 21st August, 2021 with three kilograms of skunk based on credible intelligence.
“In his statement, he confessed he has been living on the illicit trade since he retired from the military in 1982. He also claimed he has eight wives and 50 children.
In the same vein, Babafemi disclosed that four trans-border drug traffickers had been arrested in Adamawa State while attempting to cross the land border on motorcycle in Kolere village, Mubi North LGA to Cameroon on Sunday 22nd August with packs of Tramadol concealed inside noodles cartons.
He said the suspects included Ibrahim Aliyu; Umar Mohammed; Aliyu Adamu; and Usman Adamu.
“Narcotic officers had during a raid the previous day arrested a drug dealer, Chimezie Okorie at Layin ‘Yan Gwanjo, Mubi market where assorted drugs such as 23kg of Tramadol and 32kg of Diazepam injection were recovered from him,” he said.
The NDLEA spokesman added that in Oyo State, a 35-year-old fashion designer, Abiodun Abubakar was on Monday 23rd August arrested at Bodija market, Ibadan North LGA with 24.2kg of cannabis sativa.