A 96-year-old retired soldier, Mr Joseph Owherhi has been arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Suleja area of Niger State for dealing in hard drugs.
This was revealed in a statement by the NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi on Tuesday.
According to him, the retired soldier was arrested in his house at Rafin Sanyi area of Suleja with 3kg of ‘skunk’, following an intelligent report.
The retired soldier, according to the statement confessed he had been living with drugs since he retired from the military in 1982.
“He confessed that he has been living on the illicit trade since he retired from the military in 1982. He also claimed he has eight wives and 50 children,” he said.
Meanwhile, NDLEA Chairman, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd) has commended the officers and men of Niger, Adamawa, Lagos, Ondo, Kogi and Oyo commands of the agency for their relentless efforts.
He encouraged them to do more to get rid of the country off illicit drugs and others.