Nonagenari­an, Teenagers Arrested for Selling Drugs in Katsina, Ondo

- Michael Olugbode

A 90-year-old man has been arrested in Katsina State for selling drugs to youths.

The man, Yusuf Yarkadir was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcemen­t Agency (NDLEA) in Yarkadir Village of Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State.

According to a statement yesterday by the spokesman of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, the nonagenari­an was full of regrets under interrogat­ion, and confessed he had been selling cannabis sativa to the youths in his community for eight years due to their demand for the illegal substance, although he failed to disclose his source of supply. He however vowed that with his arrest last Wednesday, he was backing out of the business having tried in the past to stop the illicit trade without success.

In another developmen­t, narcotic officers in the Ondo State Command of the agency have arrested two teenage siblings along with other suspects for dealing in assorted illicit drugs in the state capital.

The teenagers; Sunday Onyema, 16, and his sister, Amaka Onyema, 15, were arrested in Car Street area of Akure with 1,894 kilogramme­s of Tramadol on Monday 5th July while 23-year-old Kazeem Oluyede was nabbed in Eru Oba area of the capital city with 300 grammes of cannabis and three grammes of methamphet­amine, just as a lady Maryam Musa, 35, was arrested in Igbara-Oke, Ifedore local council area of the state with 5.5 kilogramme­s of cannabis, all on the same day.

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