NDLEA Arrests 96- Year Old Man Over Drug Trafficking

The retired soldier went into the illicit trade to feed his eight wives and 50 children.

A 96-year-old retired soldier, Pa Joseph Owherhi, has been arrested in Suleja area of Niger state by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for dealing in illicit drugs.

The Nonagenarian was arrested in his house at Rafin Sanyi area of Suleja on Saturday, August 21, 2021, with three kilograms of skunk based on credible intelligence.

NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Tuesday, August 24, said the suspect confessed to the crime, stating that he has been living on the illicit trade since he retired from the military in 1982.

He also said he went to the illicit trade to feed his eight wives and 50 children.

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