A cannabis baron who was arrested by the kogi state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, has said he had to join the hard drug business to keep both body and soul together due to hardship.
Abdullahi Sheidu, who admitted to have engaged in the illicit drugs business, said it was the present hardship, which has enveloped the state, that pushed him into the trade.
The suspect was caught selling Cannabis Sativa weighing 1.4kg and Tramadol 50g to workers of a Chinese Company located along Okene Lokoja Abuja road at Kabba junction near Lokoja.
The father of two said he was finding it difficult to feed his family. According to him, ” I have been in this business for over four months. Hardship led me into this.
There is no job any where and I discovered that, some workers in this Chinese Company like taking indian herm and tramadol, so I decided to opt into the business.
From this business, I usually gather little money on daily basis to feed my family”.
Similarly, the duo of Okoye Daniel and Maxwell Egbo alongside four others; Mohammed Sanni Danlami, Mona Mathew, Ejima Sunday and Gambo Adamu were arrested for trafficking Cannabis, Codeine and Rophynol.
Okoye Daniel and Maxwell were arrested along Okene Lokoja road after concealing 66 bottles Codeine and 40g of Rohypnol inside a Luxurious bus, on their way to Abuja from Enugu State.