By Tayo ABIOLA
Operatives of Lagos Police Command have arrested a 44-year-old woman, who allegedly used her 10-year-old niece as drug courier.
The suspect was paraded before journalists at the Command headquarters, Ikeja on Tuesday.
The Command’s Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed that the suspect was arrested last Wednesday, after her niece was found roaming the streets.
The cousin was brought to the Pen Cinema Police Division in Agege.
Hundeyin said that the divisional police officer consequently directed that the girl should bathe, while the police would look for her parents.
However, while the girl was trying to bathe, the police discovered a substance suspected to be Cororado, planted in her panties.
“The discovery prompted further questions, which revealed that this has been going on for a long time; so, we had to extend investigation to her house, and we were able to bring her guardian (the suspect) to the police station.
“She did not deny it. She admitted that this had been her way to courier drug from her house to the shop she sells them, to beat police check.
“That is why we are exposing her to Nigerians,” he said.
Hundeyin said that the girl would be handed over to her family, while the suspect would be prosecuted.