- …the nonagenarian confessed that he had been selling cannabis sativa to the youths in his community for eight years…
A 90-year-old man, Yusuf Yarkadir has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for selling drugs to youths in Yarkadir Village, Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
While regretting under interrogation, the nonagenarian confessed that he had been selling cannabis sativa to the youths in his community for eight years due to their demand for the illegal substance.
A statement issued on Friday by the Spokesperson of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said though he failed to disclose his source of supply, Yarkadir, however, vowed that his arrest on Wednesday, July 7 2021, would now make him back out of the business, having tried in the past to stop the illicit trade without success.
Also, narcotics 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 – 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,” Babafmi said.
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