NDLEA warns against use of children, teenagers for drug business


…denies alleged N600,000 bribe to release underaged drug peddler

By Davies Iheamnachor, PORT HARCOURT

Rivers State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has denied report that its men obtained N600,000 bribe to free a teenage girl arrested for selling drugs in the state.

This was as the command warned drug dealers to stop using under aged individual in the illicit business, adding that anyone arrested would be punished.

One Courage Nsirimovu on his Facebook page had stated that NDLEA operatives were demanding for N600,000 to grant bail to a 10 years old suspect who was arrested selling drugs.

But, the NDLEA’S Deputy State Commander in charge of Media and Advocacy, Emmanuel Ikechukwu, said the claim that its men took N600,000 to release a 15 years-old girl arrested for selling Cannabis was false and baseless.

Emmanuel said it was wrong for people to make base allegations against its operatives, adding that the 15 years old girl is undergoing…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper