The Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Abia State, Akingbede Bamidele has told a story of how a teenage boy sold his SUVs valued for N7.5 million for N350,000 in order to buy hard drugs.
He said the incident happened in Umuahia, the state capital.
Bamidele spoke at a workshop on substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking for senior secondary school students, organized by the National Committee on Narcotics and Substance Abuse.
He noted that the teenager carried out the act because of his involvement in drugs.
Speaking on the topic “Illicit Drug and the Law,” Bamidele said the teenager was later brought to NDLEA facility by his parents for counseling and rehabilitation.
He said, “There’s a boy at Umuahia that his father brought to us for counseling. He sold two vehicles – a Lexus and a Forerunner worth N7.5m for N350,000.