Monday, January 17, 2022

Female UNICAL student arrested with 69 wraps of marijuana

A final year student of Science Education, Bassey Eno-Ita, 24, was also arrested with various packets of cigarettes.

• November 29, 2021
A picture of marijuana and UNICAL entrance used to illustrate the story

The internal security of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has arrested a final year student of Science Education, Bassey Eno-Ita, 24, with 69 wraps of marijuana.

The suspect was also arrested with various packets of cigarettes in her possession.

Acting Chief Security Officer of the institution, Usani Okon-Etim, said on Monday in Calabar, that 17 students were also arrested at the spot while smoking weed.

Mr Okon-Etim said the suspect and the students were arrested behind the Centre for Educational Studies block, at a popular spot called “Cameroon”, close to the riverine area.

“Today, we arrested one final year student who sells hard drugs suspected to be Indian hemp to students. She was arrested with 69 wraps of drugs and different packets of cigarettes.

“The area where the students and suspects were arrested is highly volatile for kidnapping.

“The university management has issued several warnings to students to shun intake of drugs on campus, but to no avail.

“The students will undergo departmental trial and students’ disciplinary committee after we have presented the matter to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi.

“In line with the Vice Chancellor’s directive to sanitise the campus against illicit drugs, cultism and rape, we are determined to make this institution a model for learning, teaching, and character moulding,” he said.

He warned students of the institution to desist from taking hard drugs on campus, adding that such an act can possibly lead them to expulsion from school.

(NAN)

More from Peoples Gazette

Matawalle and Bandits

States

Zamfara community storms govt house over persistent attacks despite paying over N200 million ransom

Mr Abdullahi said the community had suffered more than 13 attacks, lost more than 50 persons and have spent over N200 million in the last two years as ransom.

Liverpool Vs Brentford

Sport

Liverpool thrash Brentford, displace Chelsea from second spot on EPL log

Liverpool are now second on the EPL log with 45 points in 21 games, displacing Chelsea who had 43 points in 22 games so far.

Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari

Politics

Buhari should use necessary means to crush bandits, says Tinubu

The APC chieftain, who is aspiring to become Nigeria’s president in 2023, has revved up visitations to politicians in the name of sympathy.

Dopemu Road

Lagos

Lagos to close Babajide Sanwo-Olu Road for repairs; announces traffic diversions

The traffic diversions and road rehabilitation would last for three months, Lagos transport commissioner said.

Jigawa CP, Aliyu Sale and Bandits

States

Bandits abduct 15 villagers in Niger; police beg for search tips

Police spokesman in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement in Minna on Sunday, said the victims were abducted at about 02:00 a.m. on Friday.

A chaotic cable connection

Enugu

South-East customers bypassing meters, stealing energy too much: EEDC

EEDC warned that if electricity theft was not abated, energy services in the region would be jeopardised.