NDLEA arrests 96-year-old retired soldier trading in illicit drugs

NDLEA arrests 96-year-old retired soldier trading in illicit drugs
The 96-year-old retired soldier, Pa Joseph Owherhiuser

NDLEA arrests Niger ex-soldier with 50 children for trading in illicit drugs

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 for dealing in illicit drugs.

The nonagenarian was nabbed in his house at Rafin Sanyi area of Suleja on Saturday with three kilograms of skunk based on credible intelligence.

This was contained in a statement released by Director of Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi.

In his statement, Owherhi confessed that he has been living on the illicit trade since he retired from the military in 1982.

The sober-looking old man also claimed he has eight wives and 50 children.

In the same vein, four trans-border drug traffickers have 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.

The suspects included Ibrahim Aliyu, Umar Mohammed, Aliyu Adamu, and Usman Adamu.

Babafemi disclosed that 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.