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NDLEA arrests 90-year-old man with illicit drugs in Katisna

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Muhammad Buba Marwa



The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a 90-year-old man for selling drugs to youths in Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Its Director, Media, and Advocacy, Mr. Femi Babafemi, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

Babafemi said the suspect, Yusuf Yarkadir, under interrogation, confessed he had been selling cannabis Sativa to youths in his community for eight years.

According to Babafemi, the suspect who failed to disclose his source of supply, however, vowed his arrest on July 17 would help him out of the business, having tried in the past to stop the illicit trade without success.

In the same vein, Babafemi said narcotics officers in the Ondo State Command of the agency had arrested two teenage siblings along with other suspects for dealing in assorted illicit drugs in the state capital.

He said the teenagers; Onyema Sunday, 16, and his sister, Onyema Amaka, 15, were arrested in Car Street area of Akure with 1.894 kg of Tramadol on Monday 5th July.

He also said a 23-year-old boy, Kazeem Oluyede, was nabbed in Eru Oba area of the capital city with 300grams of cannabis and 3grams of methamphetamine.

He added that a lady, Maryam Musa, 35, was also arrested in Igbara-Oke, Ifedore local council area of the state with 5.5kg of cannabis and that all the arrests were made on the same day.

Babafemi also said in Ondo State, following credible intelligence and surveillance, NDLEA operatives on Wednesday July 7, stormed the Ogbese Market, in Akure North LGA.

This, he said, was the location where Messrs Jalamia Ochonogor and Austin Uzoka were arrested with 63kg of cannabis.

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