Four final-year cadets and a constable have been detained in the facility of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement (NDLEA) for allegedly dealing in hard drugs.
The students of the Nigeria Police Academy in Wudil, Kano state were nabbed after a courier agent conveying the consignment containing the substance believed to be hard drugs was intercepted by the law enforcement agents at Kwanar Dangora, along Zaria expressway in Kiru local government area of Kano state.
Commandant of the Academy, AIG Zanna M. Ibrahim who disclosed this while addressing the matriculating cadets of Regular Course 7 on Thursday November 4, said investigations are still ongoing to establish the suspects’ culpability or otherwise.
Daily Trust also reported that Ibrahim said that 25 cadets were dismissed from the institution over alleged indiscipline and gross misconduct. Ibrahim who revealed that a pregnant female cadet was among those dismissed, said the academy would introduce drug and pregnancy tests which will be conducted on regular basis to ensure that only those fit physically and morally, can go through the rigorous training.
“We had an incident of pregnancy where a cadet has been dismissed and we don’t want a repeat of that. By the time the cadets go on holiday when they are come back we subject them to this tests to ensure they are fit and proper to continue with their academic programmes.
“Drug test, you must believe me that drug is the bane of the Nigerian youths today, you know drug addiction and drug abuse is very common among youth. Even the recent protest and the looting that followed was generated because of drug abuse.
“We want to make sure that our cadets are not involved this kind of unwholesome acts. At intervals we will subject them to those tests where we identify those who are into drugs, or female ones with unwanted pregnancies we show them the way out”