FUTMINNA student ‘who sells drugs hidden in textbooks’ arrested in Niger

One Abel Godwin Idio, a student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger state, has been arrested for allegedly selling drugs within the school premises.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

According to the NDLEA commander in Niger state, Haruna Kwetishe, the suspect was arrested at Gidan Kwano, an area within the university, while selling “Arizona” and “loud”.

“Arizona” and “loud’ are described as variants of cannabis.

The statement revealed that the drugs were reportedly hidden in textbooks by Idio.

“Operatives of the Niger State Command of the Agency have arrested a 24-year-old student of Federal University of Technology, Minna, Abel Godwin Idio, for selling two strong variants of cannabis, arizona and loud, concealed in textbooks,” Babafemi said.

“He was arrested in Gidan Kwano within the vicinity of the university. Abel uses the inner pages of his textbooks to conceal the drugs within the campus to sell.”

Meanwhile, in Enugu, the agency said it arrested one Oodo Ndidiamaka, a 28-year-old lady, who was caught with “80.3 grammes of cocaine and 3.81 grammes of methamphetamine” in the state.

The NDLEA chairman, Buba Marwa while commending the arrests, charged the agency’s operatives to remain relentless in carrying out their duties.


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