By Enyichukwu Enemanna
Nigeria’s anti-drug agency, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday announced the arrest of a 75-year-old female suspect in the country’s commercial capital, Lagos, for allegedly dealing on illicit drugs.
Sekinat Soremekun was apprehended on Friday in the Oshodi area of Lagos in possession of quantities of cannabis and litres of codeine syrup, NDLEA said in a statement.
The agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi said the granny claimed her son, one Segun now at large, supplied her the illicit substances which she retailed.
According to the statement, “NDLEA operatives in Lagos on Friday 15th December arrested a 75-year-old grandma, Mrs. Sekinat Soremekun for dealing in illicit drugs,” Babafemi said in a statement.
“At the time of her arrest in Oshodi area of Lagos, quantities of cannabis and litres of codeine syrup were recovered from her. She claimed her son, Segun who is now at large supplied her the illicit substances which she retailed.”
Arising from the prosecution of a drug baron, Okenwa Chris Nzewi, the NDLEA also secured the orfeiture of multi-million-naira mansion located at K-5A/2 Road 14, Victoria Garden City (VGC) estate, Lekki area of Lagos, used as clandestine laboratory for the production of methamphetamine.
The court ruled that the building be forfeited to the Federal Government, Babafemi noted.