The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State police command have arrested a father and his son for selling Tramadol and other hard drugs to primary and secondary school pupils in Itire area of Lagos State.
The father, Ibrahim Sheu, 40 and Franku Ibrahim, 23, were arrested at the weekend after officials of the Office of Education and Quality Assurance, Lagos State, alerted the RRS officers about the incident.
The suspects, who are petty traders at a kiosk in Adedeji bus-stop, Itire, were caught selling the drugs to school pupils. Some of the pupils were later interrogated and released to their parents.
Officials of the Ministry of Education, Lagos State, on routine monitoring of schools around the area had gotten report of strange attitude of some of the pupils. The curiosity led to the discovery of the traders selling tramadol and other hard drug to some of the pupils.
Further investigations by the Rapid Response Squad officials led to the confirmation of the report and arrest of both the father and his son. Recovered from the suspects were 72 pieces of Tramadol capsules, 28 tablets of Tramol and some other capsules.
The father, Ibrahim Sheu, who initially denied selling hard drugs to pupils, stated that it was his son that sold to the pupils whenever he was not around, but later confessed they both sold to pupils but added that they sold to adults too.
Commenting on the incident, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, advised parents and guardians to always debrief their wards whenever they come back from school to know their activities in schools and the kind of friends they associate with.
Edgal added that the case would be thoroughly investigated and the prosecution monitored. The suspects have been transferred to the SCID for further investigation.