The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a part time 400 level student of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, for trafficking drugs.
Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA’s director, Media, and Advocacy, in a statement issued on Sunday, October 31, 2021, in Abuja said the student who is also a nursing mother was rearrested with barely a week after she was granted bail.
The statement read, “A nursing mother who claims to be a part-time 400-level student of International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of Benin, Mariam Dirisu had earlier been arrested for trafficking in 5kg skunk and 8.1grams of Molly.
“In the latest development, NDLEA Delta Command arrested the same Mariam on Saturday, October 30 for placing orders for drugs to be delivered to her from Lagos even while on bail for the earlier offence.
“She was arrested barely a week after she was granted bail for attempting to smuggle drugs concealed in cassava flour meal called ‘akpu’ into NDLEA cell for a suspect.
“The 35-year-old mother of a two-month-old baby was first arrested on October 21 by the Edo Command of NDLEA.”
Babafemi quoted the Chairman, NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa as instructing that the suspect be counselled and released immediately because of the young baby she was carrying.