The Sokoto State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday arrested a female Youth Corps member currently serving in Zamfara with nine kilogrammes of Indian hemp. The Commandant of the agency in the state, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto.
Idris said the suspect was serving in Gumi local Government area of Zamfara and was arrested along Sokoto-Gusau Road in Sokoto. He said the suspect had confessed that she was initiated into the business by a fellow corps member.
He said the suspect had boarded a luxury bus from Onitsha in Anambra, to Sokoto, from where she would board another bus to Gumi in Zamfara, when she was arrested at a check point in Sokoto.
The commandant said investigation had already commenced to fish out those who initiated her and their source of supplies, in order to prosecute them.
â€œWe will charge the suspect to court as soon as we are through with our investigation,â€ he said.
The suspect told NAN at the NDLEA Command, Sokoto, that she regretted her action, saying she did not know how her parents would feel about her arrest.
â€œI am ashamed of myself; this is my first time of engaging in this illegal business. I strongly advise fellow corps members to avoid falling into the temptation of such crooked means of making money, â€œshe said.