By Mary BASSEY, Staff Investigator
A 40 year-old man who gave his name as Ibrahim Shehu and his 23 year-old son also identified as Franku Ibrahim from northern Nigeria but resident in Lagos are presently telling the stories of their lives at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department SCIID Panti Lagos; after they were rounded up by the ACP Olatunji Disu-led operatives of the Rapid Response Squad in their kiosk selling hard drugs to school pupils. The incident took place along Ijesha Road at Adedeji bus stop Lagos. Sources said the arrest followed an intelligence report by the state’s ministry of education that some school pupils in the area were misbehaving upon the suspicion that they may be under the influence of hard drugs. CrimeWorld was hinted that upon the intelligence report, operatives of the RRS therefore, went on an undercover operation during which a kiosk owned by the 40 year old northerner was uncovered. It was gathered that a basket of hard drugs including Tramadol, codeine etc was recovered from the kiosk adding that Mr. Ibrahim initially dissociated himself from the drugs and the illicit sale to the school pupils but later buckled when his son admitted that his father actually owned the drugs; stressing that they sell to anyone that demanded for it including minors. A statement obtained from the office of the RRS Alausa, Ikeja office reads thus: “The operatives of Rapid Response squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested father and son for selling Tramadol and other hard drugs to primary and secondary school pupils in Itire, Lagos. The father, Ibrahim Shehu (40) and Franku Ibrahim (23) were arrested on Friday after officials of the Office of Education and Quality Assurance, Lagos State, alerted the Rapid Response Squad officers about the incident. The suspects, who are petty traders at a kiosk in Adedeji Bus stop, Itire, Lagos were caught selling the drugs to school pupils. Some of the pupils were later interrogated and released to their parents. The 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 school pupils in the area. The curiosity led to the discovery of the traders selling tramadol and other hard drug to some of the school pupils in the area. Further investigations by 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 Tramadol and some other capsules. The father, Ibrahim Shehu, who initially denied selling hard drugs to pupils, stated that it was his son that sold to the pupils whenever he was not around later confessed they both sold to pupils but added that they sold to adults too.” The statement further stated that the Commissioner of Police CP Imohim Edgal has warned parent to be wary and vigilant about the behaviours of their wards adding that the matter will be thoroughly investigated while the suspects would be prosecuted to serve as deterrent.