Lagos woman arrested for using 10-year-old niece as drug courier

The 44-year-old woman, who was arrested by the police in Lagos  allegedly used her 10-year-old niece as a drug courier.

The 44-year-old woman, who was arrested by the police in Lagos allegedly used her 10-year-old niece as a drug courier.

By Moses Omorogieva

Police operatives in Lagos State have arrested a 44-year-old woman, who was allegedly used her 10-year-old niece as a drug courier.

The suspect was paraded before journalists at the Lagos police command’s headquarters, Ikeja on Tuesday.

According to Lagos Police command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the suspect was arrested last Wednesday, after her niece was found roaming the streets.

The cousin was was brought to the Pen Cinema Police Division in Agege.

Hundeyin said that the divisional police officer consequently directed that the girl should bathe, while the police would look for her parents.

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He said that while the girl was trying to bathe, the police discovered a substance suspected to be Cororado, which was planted in her panties.

“The discovery prompted further questions, which revealed that this has been going on for a long time; so, we had to extend investigation to her house, and we were able to bring her guardian (the suspect) to the police station.

“She did not deny it. She admitted that this had been her way to courier drug from her house to the shop she sells them, to beat police check.

” That is why we are exposing her to Nigerians,” he said.

The image maker said that the girl would be handed over to her family, while the suspect would be prosecuted.

(NAN)

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