Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested an old aged man in Katsina State dor selling hard drugs to youths, including teenagers.
Naija News reports that Yusuf Yarkadir, a resident of Yarkadir, a community in the Rimi Local Government Area of the state was arrested on Wednesday, July 7.
Director, Media & Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi, confirmed the arrest of the ninety year old man in a statement released on Friday, July 9.
Full of regrets during interrogation, Yarkadir confessed he has been In the business of selling cannabis sativa to the youths in his community for eight years due to their demand for the illegal substance.
Yarkadir though did not speak of his source of supply, he however vowed his arrest would now make him to back out of the business having tried in the past to stop the illicit trade without success.
NDLEA in another development said its Ondo state command have as well arrested two teenage siblings along with other suspects for dealing in assorted illicit drugs in the state capital.
The teenagers; Onyema Sunday, 16, and his sister, Onyema Amaka, 15, were arrested in Car street area of Akure with 1.894kilograms of Tramadol on Monday 5th July while 23-year-old Kazeem Oluyede was nabbed in Eru Oba area of the capital city with 300grams of cannabis and 3grams of methamphetamine, just as a lady Maryam Musa, 35, was arrested in Igbara-Oke, Ifedore local council area of the state with 5.5kilograms of cannabis, all same day.
Also in Ondo state, following credible intelligence and surveillance, NDLEA operatives on Wednesday 7th July stormed the Ogbese market, in Akure North LGA, where Messrs Jalamia Ochonogor and Austin Uzoka were arrested with 63kilograms of cannabis.