The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested a 23-year old Polytechnic graduate identified simply as Lucky Abel, for drug peddling.
Naija News reports that Lucky Abel who hails from Benue State was arrested at Okada in Ovia North-East local government area of the Edo state.
According to the commander of NDLEA in Edo State, Buba Wakawa who confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a statement obtained by Naija News said Abel was arrested with cracks of cocaine, skunk cannabis and Rohypnol.
In his statement, Buba urged the youths and members of the public to shun drug trafficking and go after fulfilling their dreams and aspiration in life rather than embracing drug peddling.
“the arrest was based on information received on the illegal activities of the suspect in the state.
“Drug exhibits recovered from the suspect include eight wraps of crack cocaine, weighing 24 grammes, 53 wraps of skunk cannabis, weighing 250 grammes, and 45 tablets of rohypnol.”
“Drug trafficking and abuse will cut short your enviable future. This suspect ought to be preparing to further his studies or engage in any meaningful work but that can only take place after he had been cleared of this criminal charge,” Buba said.
Upon interrogation, the suspected graduate and drug peddler admitted to have been smuggling drugs for the past one year.
“I have been selling drugs for the past one year. I attended Okada Grammar School, Okada and graduated in 2010. Thereafter, I studied Business Administration at the Edo State Polytechnic Usen, in 2013.
“After my diploma course, l wanted a job to sustain myself but there was none. That was how a friend introduced me to drug trafficking. In order to get more profit, l sell different types of drugs like cocaine, cannabis and rohypnol. I get my supply from new road in Ovia South West of Edo State,” Abel said.