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Police arrest physically challenged ‘drug dealer’ in Lagos

The Nigerian Police has arrested Adamu Ileyasu, a physically challenged man suspected of engaging in drug trafficking in Lagos state.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state Benjamin Hundeyin, said on Friday, March 29 that he was apprehended by men attached to the Akinpelu Divisional Police Station.

Physically challenged 'drug dealer' arrested in Lagos

According to Hundeyin, the suspect was allegedly caught with a bag containing Indian hemp and tramadol capsules.

The statement reads: “A physically challenged man has been arrested by officers from Akinpelu Division. Information was received from concerned Nigerians that he was a drug dealer.

“Upon his arrest, his bag was searched and found in his possession were weed suspected to be Indian hemp and tramadol capsules. Investigation is ongoing to apprehend his supplier and others in the supply chain.”

Physically challenged 'drug dealer' arrested in Lagos

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The victim’s mother, Aisha Yusuf, reported the matter to police station in the Abraka community and she claimed that her son had been abducted by one Mohammed Isah, 35.

Police operatives led by the Divisional Police Officer, ‘C’ Division Asaba, CSP Apu Torukeregha, embarked on a frantic search to rescue the abducted child.

While acting on a tip-off, the team reportedly stormed Abraka Market in the Oshimili-South LGA and arrested Isah and arrested five of the suspects, including one physically-disabled.

Upon interrogation, the state Police Public Relations, DSP Bright Edafe, while confirming the incident, said Isah confessed to the crime and led the operatives to arrest three other members of the child stealing syndicate.

He identified the suspects as Ibrahim Sani, 23, Kabiru Ibrahim, 52, and Abubakar Mohammed, a 32-year-old physically challenged man.

Edafe noted that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects had been dealing in the business of stealing children and selling them for a huge amount of money.

He added that the suspects led police officers to a hotel in Onitsha, Anambra State, where the team arrested one Suleiman Mohammed, 38, in whose custody the abducted child was found.

Edafe said Mohammed, during interrogation, confessed to having agreed to sell the child for N800,000, adding that he was waiting for the buyer when the police men arrested him.

He noted that the rescued victim had been reunited with his mother, adding that the suspects had been detained for further investigation.