The Edo state Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency
(NDLEA), has arrested a 23 year-old Polytechnic graduate, Lucky Abel,
with crack cocaine, cannabis and rohypnol.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested at Okada community in
Ovia North-East local government of the State.
It waas further gathered that the suspected drug trafficker hails from
Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State.
Parading the suspect, the NDLEA State commander, Buba Wakawa, said the
arrest was made possible following the information received on the
illegal activities of the suspect in the state.
“Drug exhibits recovered from the suspect include eight (8) wraps of
crack cocaine weighing twenty four (24) grammes, fifty-three (53)
wraps of skunk cannabis weighing two hundred and fifty (250) grammes
and forty five (45) tablets of rohypnol” he said.
Buba urged the youths and members of the public to shun drug
trafficking and fulfil their dreams and aspirations in life.
” Drug trafficking and abuse will cut short your enviable future. This
suspect ought to be preparing to further his studies or engage in any
meaningful work but that can only take place after he had been cleared
of this criminal charge,” he said.
Buba however warned drug dealers to quit the illegal business or be
prepared for arrest and prosecution, assuring that the suspect will
soon be charged to court after investigation.
The suspect while speaking with journalists, said he was introduced to
drug trafficking by a friend.
The suspect a Diploma graduate of Edo State Polytechnic, Usen said he
has been smuggling drugs for over 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,”.
According to him, in the process of searching for a job, a friend
introduced him to drug trafficking, adding that in order to get more
money he sells different types of drugs like cocaine, cannabis and
” I get my supply from new road in Ovia South West local government
of of Edo State,” he said