Two Suspects Arrested For Selling Cannabis Cookies To School Children
Two suspects have been arrested for selling cannabis cookies to school children in Abuja. They were caught after a student reportedly reacted badly to the cookies.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested two suspects who specialize in producing and selling drug cookies to school children and other members of the public who are unaware of their activities in Abuja.
300-level university student, Rhoda Agboje, and her boyfriend, Ifeanyi Nwankwo were taken into custody for producing the cookies with Arizona which is a highly psychoactive variant of cannabis; alcohol, and Rohypnol amongst other ingredients.
Their cover was blown which led to the arrest of Rhoda Agboje with four pieces of the drug cookies on Sunday, the 18th of April 2021.
The suspect was arrested at the NNPC Cooperative Estate, opposite Gaduwa Estate in Abuja based on a complaint that she gave an unsuspecting young girl the cookies to eat. After eating the cannabis cookies, the girl lost her senses and could not sleep, making random utterances due to the negative effects of the cookies.
During the course of the interrogation, the prime suspect, Rhoda confessed that she prepares the cookies with a friend and sells a pack of three pieces at N1, 500. A follow-up operation was carried out in her boyfriend’s house which led to the recovery of more than 200 pieces of the drug cookies.
Mohammed Malami Sokoto, the Commander, FCT Command of the NDLEA, informed journalists that “The boyfriend, Ifeanyi Nwankwo, and all the equipment used for manufacturing the cookies were brought to the office for a more thorough investigation.
In addition, the suspect also confirmed that she sells at parties to unsuspecting members of the public, including school children that are the most vulnerable. The suspect is also a supplier of the drugged cookies to some supermarkets and clubs in the FCT.
Narcotics agents with the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Command of the NDLEA have also begun a manhunt for another member of the gang involved in this heinous crime.
Mohamed Buba Marwa, the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, commended officers and men of the FCT Command for finding out the gang responsible for perpetuating evil in the society.
He said what the group is doing is not only criminal but equally unconscionable by deliberately luring schoolchildren into taking drugs under the cover of selling to them biscuits or cookies.
Finally, in his statement, he addressed parents and drew their attention to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drug cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant while monitoring what their children bring home from school or consume as a snack.