The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 300-level student, Rhoda Agboje and her boyfriend, Ifeanyi Nwankwo, in Abuja for allegedly selling cookies laced with drug to school children.
The NDLEA’s director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, said this in a statement on Tuesday, both suspects specialised in producing and selling drug laced cookies to unsuspecting members of the public. Babafemi said operatives of the agency in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) had also launched a manhunt for another member of the syndicate involved in producing the cookies with Arizona.
He described the cookies as a highly psychoactive variant of cannabis, alcohol and rohypnol among other ingredients. “After eating the cookies, the girl lost her mind and could not sleep, making incoherent utterances due to the effects of the cookies. “Under interrogation, the prime suspect, Rhoda, confessed she prepares the cookies with a friend and sells each pack of three pieces at N1, 500.
“A follow up operation in her boyfriend’s house led to the recovery of over 200 pieces of the drug cookies,” Babafemi said.
He said during investigation the suspect confessed she sold at parties and to unsuspecting members of the public, including school children that were most vulnerable.