Police arrest 10-year-old girl in possession of hard drugs
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 10-year-old girl for being in possession of hard drugs.
The girl who was intercepted in the Agege area in Lagos, claimed she had been a drug courier for her aunt named Taiwo Abass since June 2023.
She lived with her mother in Ilorin, Kwara State before joining her aunt who resides in Oko Oba.
It was gathered that she normally takes the drugs to the point of sale in Agege.
She narrated how she usually carries the drug daily from home to the shop and also how she was eventually caught.
“When I left home I was stopped on the road and brought to the Police station and when I wanted to take my bath they now saw the drugs on me. I was asked how did the drug entered my body I now said it’s the mummy I stay with that put it in my body,” she said.
“Once I wake up and bath she will put it in my body so that I will take it to shop where she will now collect it from me and sell. She said the reason why she always put it in my body is because of Police and that Police cannot search me.”
The suspect Abass pleaded for forgiveness and blamed her deeds on economic hardship in the country.
Spokesperson for the Lagos State Command Benjamin Hundeyin urged the public to be watchful and to further collaborate with the force in the fight against drugs and other crimes in the society.
He added that the girl will be handed over to her family after they established contact and disclosed the aunt would be prosecuted.
Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day of the week. Stay informed with the Guardian’s leading coverage of Nigerian and world news, business, technology and sports.