400Level UNIBEN student arrested for trafficking drugs
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a part-time 400 level student of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, for trafficking drugs.
NDLEA’s Director, Media, and Advocacy, Mr. Femi Babafemi, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, said the student who is also a nursing mother was rearrested barely a week after she was granted bail.
Part of 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, Oct. 30 for placing orders for drugs to be delivered to her from Lagos even while on bail for the earlier offense.
“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 Oct. 21 by the Edo Command of NDLEA.”
Babafemi quoted the Chairman, NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa instructed that the suspect be counseled and released immediately because of the young baby she was carrying.