Operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested two suspected hard drugs peddlers in the Alausa community of Ikeja, Lagos.
The suspects Olukoya Ayodele, 26, and Victor Godwin, 30, who were arrested in the Alausa community of Ikeja, Lagos following an intelligence gathering by officers of the Decoy team of the RRS who were mandated to uncover illicit drugs being distributed in the area, confessed to buying and hawking different types of hard drugs such as, Indian Hemp, Skunk, Tramadol, Refnol, Diazal and other assorted hard drugs to factory workers in the area.
It was gathered that Ayodele who claims to be a graduate of Information Management and a notorious member of Aye cult group, was arrested with charms which he claimed he used in protecting himself from the harm of other rival cult members back then in his days as a student. The suspect who revealed that he makes N3.6m annually selling hard drugs, said;
“I came to Lagos after I graduated in 2015 in search for greener pastures to come and work as a factory worker but the work was too stressful for me. I later began to work as a motor boy in same area and added drug peddling to it to augment the low income from the motor boy hustle. I make over N3.6m annually from the sale of hard drugs and have been in the business for three years now.
The charms also helped me to transact my business and prevented me from getting caught by security operatives as the charm shielded me from various arrests that had been carried out in the area even when I was a bad boy.”
Victor said to be a boutique owner, told newsmen that he sold hard drugs to supplement his income. He further revealed that he used proceeds from the illicit business to pay his rents and was also planning to get married soon which he believed his boutique income could not take care of.
“Drug business is a lucrative one because it helps make ‘sharp sharp’ money, but I regret my involvement in the illegal business,” Victor said.