A forty-year old father Farouk Ibrahim and his 22 year old son Ibrahim Sheu, have also been arrested and paraded on Monday alongside other suspected criminals for allegedly selling stimulant called Tramadol to primary and secondary schools’ pupils in Lagos State.
Lagos State police commissioner, Mr. Edgal Imohimi paraded the suspected drug dealers today before press men.
The Commissioner also used the occasion to sternly charge parents and guardians to be vigilant as much as the police, following the revelations of some some schools pupils (names of pupils and schools withheld) to the police.
The suspects in chats with journalists however explained that they trade in Tramadol and some other drugs.
In the words of one of the suspects, Farouk Ibrahim, Farouk said, ” I sell Tramadol, the one in this black nylon to customers, to boys at Itire for their body pains.
I don’t know whether young children come to buy or not because they meet my son in the shop.”
While briefing journalists, Mr. Imohimi informed that security personnel arrested the suspected drug peddlars following information from the Ministry for Women Affairs about pupils of primary schools in Lagos suspected to be in use of hard drugs.
The CP said, “The schools were duly located and the pupils whose names are withheld were interrogated leading to the arrest of Farouk Ibrahim and Ibrahim Sheu, both aged 23 and 40 years. They have been selling a stimulant- Tramadol to students.”
The police boss enjoined parents and guardians to more concern with the activities of their children not only at home but while in school.
Adding that school authorities must also pay attention to those who have access to their children in school especially in primary and secondary schools.
“They should draw attention of relevant security agents to arrest the criminals.”
He further gave tips to parents and guardians on how to identify drug users as including slur speech and withdrawal syndrome as signs common to users of such drugs.