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NDLEA arrests ex-soldier for illicit drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 96-year-old retired soldier, Mr Joseph Owherhi in the Suleja area of Niger state for dealing in illicit drugs.

NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi made this known in a statement released on Tuesday in Abuja, NAN reports.

Babafemi said the Nonagenarian was arrested in his house at Rafin Sanyi area of Suleja on Saturday, Aug. 21 with 3kg of ‘skunk’, based on credible intelligence.

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According to him, the suspect confessed he has been living on the illicit trade since he retired from the military in 1982.

”He confessed that he has been living on the illicit trade since he retired from the military in 1982. He also claimed he has eight wives and 50 children,” he said.

Babafemi quoted the Chairman, NDLEA, rtd Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa as commending the officers and men of Niger, Adamawa, Lagos, Ondo, Kogi and Oyo Commands of the agency for their relentless efforts.

He charged them and their counterparts across the country not to rest on their oars in the ongoing offensive action against all drug cartels in Nigeria.

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