July 20, 2024

The police spokesperson said that the suspect’s cousin was brought to the Pen Cinema Police Division in Agege.

The police in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, have arrested a 44-year-old woman for allegedly using her 10-year-old niece as a drug mule.

Parading the suspect before journalists at the Lagos police command headquarters, Ikeja on Tuesday, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspect was arrested last Wednesday after her niece was found roaming the streets, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The police spokesperson said that the suspect’s cousin was brought to the Pen Cinema Police Division in Agege.

According to Hundeyin, the divisional police officer consequently directed that the girl should bathe, while the police would look for her parents.

He said that while the girl was trying to bathe, the police discovered a substance suspected to be Colorado, which was planted in her panties.

The PPRO said, “The discovery prompted further questions, which revealed that this had been going on for a long time; so, we had to extend the investigation to her house, and we were able to bring her guardian (the suspect) to the police station.

“She did not deny it. She admitted that this had been her way to courier drugs from her house to the shop where she sells them, to beat police check.”

Hundeyin said the girl would be handed over to her family, while the suspect would be prosecuted.

 

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