– Sheu Ibrahim, and his son, Farooq have been arrested for selling Tramadol
– The men reportedly sold the banned susbstance to students of priamry and secondary schools in Itire area of Lagos state
The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a 45-year-old man, Sheu Ibrahim and his 22-year-old son, Farooq, for allegedly selling Tramadol, a banned substance, to underage kids in primary and secondary schools in Itire, Lagos state.
The police commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, said that the suspected drug peddlers were arrested following reports by the Ministry of Women Affairs, after which the schools’ authorities and the pupils were interrogated.
“The interrogation led to arrest of two suspects who had been selling Tramadol, a highly addictive stimulant, to underage pupils.
“The suspects confessed to have been selling the drugs to the pupils,’ ’ Imohimi said.
The commissioner advised parents to keep constant watch on their children and their friends.
Punch reports that seventy two pieces of Tramadol capsules, 28 tablets of Tramol and some other capsules were recovered from the suspects.
The two were paraded on Monday, March 5, at the command headquarters in Ikeja by the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi.
Ibrahim, who hails from Kebbi state, confessed to peddling the drugs, but denied selling them to schoolchildren.
He said: “I don’t sell drugs to pupils. I have a shop at Adedeji bus stop, Itire. It is adults I sell to. I don’t take the drugs to schools. I sell six packs of Tramadol every day.”
His son, Farooq, stated that a primary school pupil had once come to the shop to buy Tramadol, but said he did not sell it to him.
He said: “My father usually sells the drugs to adults. A primary school pupil came to our shop to buy Tramadol, but I didn’t sell it to him. I don’t know whether my father sold to the boy when I was not around.”