By Muhammad Sabiu
The Nigerian agency saddled with the responsibility of enforcing drug laws, known as the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has apprehended a nursing mother, who is a year-four undergraduate at the University of Benin, over drug trafficking.
The woman, identified as Mariam Dirisu, “was arrested barely a week after she was granted bail for attempting to smuggle drugs concealed in cassava flour meal called ‘akpu’ into NDLEA cell for a suspect.”
The disclosure of the apprehension is contained in a statement signed by the media director of the agency, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja.
Mr Babafemi was quoted as saying, “A nursing mother who claims to be a part-time 400-level student of International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of Benin, Mariam Dirisu had earlier been arrested for trafficking in 5kg skunk and 8.1grams of Molly.
“In the latest development, NDLEA Delta Command arrested the same Mariam on Saturday, Oct. 30 for placing orders for drugs to be delivered to her from Lagos even while on bail for the earlier offence.
“The 35-year-old mother of a two-month-old baby was first arrested on Oct. 21 by the Edo Command of NDLEA.”