The long arm of the law has caught up with a 44-year-old woman, Taiye Abbas, who is accused of using her 10-year-old niece to transport illicit drugs, known as Colorado.
Trouble started for the suspect when the 10-year-old was found roaming the streets and was brought to the Pen Cinema Police Division in Agege, Lagos State.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) told the child to have her bath while the Police would look for her parents. In the process, the drugs were found in her panties.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, paraded the suspect at the Command Headquarters on Tuesday.
He said the child told the detectives that she was being maltreated at home, and she ran away while running an errand.
“While she was being made to have her bath and change her clothes, it was discovered that the drug was hidden in her panties and that prompted further questions. We extended the investigation to her home and we were able to bring her guardian to the station at the Pen Cinema Division.
“She did not deny it; she admitted that had been her way to courier the drugs from her home to her shops. The girl will be handed over to her family and the suspect will be prosecuted accordingly,”he stated.
Speaking to journalists, the 10-year-old said, “it’s not the first time that I would put it (the drugs) inside. I’ll first wear tight and put it inside. Somebody took me to the Police. In the morning when I wanted to bathe, they saw it in my body.”
Meanwhile, the suspect confessed that she always used the girl to transport the drugs from their house in Oko Oba to her shop to avoid Police checks.
She also stated that her niece is not involved in the sale of the illicit drug.
READ OTHER STORIES: