Saturday, 7 May 2016

NDLEA Arrests Youth Corps Member with 9kg of Indian Hemp in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday arrested a female Youth Corps member currently serving in Zamfara with 9 kilogrammes of Indian hemp.

The Commandant of the agency in the state, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto.

Idris said the suspect was serving in Gumi Local Government Area of Zamfara, and was arrested along Sokoto-Gusau road in Sokoto State.

He said that the suspect had confessed to being initiated into the business by a fellow Corps member.

He said the suspect had boarded a luxury bus from Onitsha in Anambra, to Sokoto, from where she would board another bus to Gumi in Zamfara, when she was arrested at a check point in Sokoto.

The commandant said that investigation had already commenced to fish out those who initiated her and their source of supplies, in order to prosecute them.

`` We will charge the suspect to court as soon as we are through with our investigation," he said.

The suspect told NAN at the NDLEA Command, Sokoto, that she regretted her action, and that she did not know how her parents my would feel about it.

``I am ashamed of myself; this is my first time of engaging in this illegal business.

``I strongly advise fellow corps members to avoid falling into the temptation of such crooked means of making money, "she said. 

( NAN)

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