A father and son have been arrested by the Lagos Police Command Rapid Response Squad for selling Tramadol and other hard drugs to primary and secondary school pupils in Itire area of Lagos.
The father, identified as Ibrahim Sheu and his 23-year-old son, Franku Ibrahim were arrested on Friday, March 2, 2018 after officials of the Office of Education and Quality Assurance, Lagos State alerted the Rapid Response Squad officers about the incident.
The suspects, who are petty traders at a kiosk in Adedeji Bus stop, Itire, Lagos were caught selling the drugs to school pupils.
Their arrest was necessitated after officials of the Ministry of Education, Lagos State on routine monitoring of schools around the area got a report of strange attitude of some of the school pupils in the area.
The search led to the discovery of the traders selling tramadol and other hard drugs to some of the school pupils in the area.
Recovered from the suspects were 72 pieces of Tramadol capsules, 28 tablets of Tramol and some other capsules.
Upon interrogation, the father, Ibrahim Sheu, who initially denied selling hard drugs to pupils, later confessed that they sold hard drugs to pupils and adults too.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal confirming their arrest, advised parents and guardians to always know their children’s activities in schools and the kind of friends they associated with.
Edgal added that the case would be thoroughly investigated and the prosecution monitored, while the suspects have been transferred to the SCID for further investigation.