96-year-old ex-soldier, others nabbed over illicit drugs

A 96-year-old retired soldier, Pa Joseph Owherhi, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for dealing in illicit drugs in the Suleja area of Niger State.


The nonagenarian was arrested in his house in the Rafin Sanyi area of Suleja on Saturday, August 21, 2021, with three kilogrammes of skunk based on credible intelligence.


In his statement, he confessed he had been living on the illicit trade since he retired from the military in 1982. He also claimed he had 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 at Kolere village, Mubi North LGA, to Cameroon on Sunday, August 22, with packs of Tramadol concealed inside noodle cartons.


The suspects include 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 23kgs of Tramadol and 32kgs of Diazepam injection were recovered from him.


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