Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a father,
Ibrahim Sheu, 40, and his son, Farouk, 23, for allegedly selling Tramadol and other hard drugs to primary school pupils at Itire.
Officials of the state Ministry of Women Affairs were said to have notified the police that primary and secondary school pupils in some schools indulged in hard drugs, prompting the RRS to deploy decoy teams to the area.
In the course of investigation, the police, it was gathered, discovered that the dealers usually lurked around the schools for easy access to the pupils.
But the suspects denied lurking around school premises, claiming that the pupils usually came to their shop to get the Tramadol.
Sheu said he usually sold six sachets each day, adding that he never sold to primary school pupils.
Parading the suspects, Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal said they were arrested after officials of the state Ministry of Women Affairs got information that some primary and secondary school pupils indulged in hard drugs in the area.
Edgal advised parents to be very vigilant and carryout surprise checks on their wards in school.
Also paraded was a 23-year-old, Olaniyi Oluwatimilehin, who allegedly stole an Iphone-8 and N230,000 at a shop, as well as a mentally unstable man, Johnson Oyahere, 35, found with a toy gun under Eko Bridge.
Oluwatimilehin, a Gateway Polytechnic student, committed the alleged offence on February 16, at about 10:20am, at 13, Aina Street, Ikeja.
According to the police, he was captured by a Close Circuit Television (CCTV) and the footage was posted on the internet.
Edgal said: “The technical crew of the command, RRS, travelled to Wasimi in Ogun State, where the suspect was located and arrested. The stolen phone with his sim card already inserted was recovered from him.
“Upon careful examination of the phone, it was discovered that the suspect was discussing the possibility of escaping out of the country with one of his friends.”
For Oyahere, Edgal said RRS operatives posted on the bridge went after the man, adding that he became disorganised when he sighted the police.
“The officers noticed he was trying to hide an object in his trouser’s pocket. Before you could say jack, he began to walk away pretending to be mentally unstable.
“The team arrested and searched him and a black plastic toy pistol, which is a perfect prototype of Berretta pistol, was recovered from him.
“The public should be vigilant because not all persons who appear to be mad may be actually mad.”
[9:01 AM, 3/8/2018] Christopher Oji Sun: Task Force arrests Widower ,80.
By Phil Ojeogwu
An 80-year-old widower ,Pa Pius O ,has been arrested by The Lagos State Task Force during a raid at the Itire area of the State.
Pa Pius who is being detained at the Badagry Prisons, said:” I am a widower, my wife died late last year and I was preparing to go back to my village in the East.As you can see,I am 80,and I can’t hurt a fly.My children were not at home on the fateful day.I was so hungry that I decided to buy roasted yam in a nearby street.I was buying the yam,when I heard gunshots and remain on the roadside watching people running.I couldn’t run,because, I am too old.
” where I was standing, a police man grabbed my trousers and started dragging me to a black Maria .I was begging him to explain what my offence was, but,he was kicking me with his legs. As I am too old to struggle, I followed him and with the help of his colleagues, they bundled me into the Black Maria. Many people were also arrested ,so, the vehicle was too compact for us.We were taken to their office at Oshodi where we were charged to the court.I was telling to consider my age, but,they wouldn’t listen .We were later taken to Badagry Prisons, where we were detained. There was no place to sleep .We all stood till the following day,when I nearly died.I stayed six days in the prisons without
commuting any crime.
(I have been facing one health challenge of the other. I Couldn’t stand the suffering ,so, I passed out and I was rushed to the hospital where I was revived. I don’t know whether I will survive the shock,but,I want to appeal to the government to caution the police on how they carry out raid. They should so their duties with human face and with the fear of God.When they see an old man,old enough to be their grandpa, they should give him the respect.I don’t want to place a curse on anybody but ,our police should police with integrity and fear of God”.