NDLEA arrests polytechnic graduate found with cocaine in Edo


National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo State has arrested a 23-year-old polytechnic graduate, Lucky Abel, for drug peddling.

Mr Abel, a native of Benue State, was found with crack cocaine, skunk cannabis and rohypnol at Okada in Ovia North-East local government area of Edo.

Skunk is a hybrid-sativa strain of marijuana that creates a skunk-like smell.

NDLEA Edo commander, Buba Wakawa, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.

He said “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.”

Abel was quoted as saying that he went into smuggling drugs after he sought for a job and could not find any.

“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 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 was quoted saying.

The NDLEA boss said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.

Mr Wakawa urged youths and the public to shun drug trafficking and fulfill their dreams and aspirations in life.