Lagos - Nigeria's anti-drugs agency has arrested a 114-year-old Nigerian man after finding 100 bags of cannabis behind his house in south-west Ogun state, a senior official said Saturday.
Ndlea Ogun state director Chinyere Obijuru said Sulaimon Adebayo, who denied ownership of the illicit drug, was arrested at Odeda after a tip-off.
"Imagine what could have happened if this drug had not been seized. Imagine the lives that would have been destroyed by this illicit drug," she queried.
In November 2008 the agency seized 30 000kg of cannabis in 5923 bags in southern Edo state while in June 2008 it impounded 80 tonnes of cannabis in its largest single haul in the south-western city of Ibadan. - AFP
"Sulaimon Adebayo, who denies that he owns the drugs, was arrested at the start of the week in his home in Odeda, in the Ogun state, said the director of the Nigerian agency for combating drugs, Chinyere Obijuru. The old man hid the drugs behind his house. It is not known if the drugs served for his own personal use or if he was really holding them for someone else."
March 21 2009 / April 2
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114 year old arrested for 6.5 tonnes of cannabis possession