Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 96-year-old retired soldier, identified as Pa Joseph Owherhi, in the Suleija area of Niger State for allegedly dealing in prohibited drugs.

The nonagenarian was allegedly arrested in his house in the Rafin Sanyi area of Suleija on Saturday, August 21, 2021, with three kilograms of skunk.

A statement on Tuesday by Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, said the suspect confessed to the crime.

The statement said “He confessed that he had been living on the trade since he retired from the military in 1982, while he also claimed that he has eight wives and 50 children,”.