The Commissioner of Police Lagos Command, Mr. Edgal Imohimi has enjoined parents and school authorities to always be more vigilant and watchful over for any bevioural changes in pupils.
CP Imohimi State this while parading a father and his son at the Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja for allegedly selling hard drugs to primary school pupils.
The culprits, Mr. Sheu Ibrahim, 45, and his son, Farooq, 22, were arrested for allegedly selling Tramadol and Tramol to primary and secondary school pupils in the Itire area of Lagos State.
Both father and son were arrested following a tip off by officials of the Lagos State Office of Education and Quality Assurance Ministry of Education who alerted the Police of drugs in schools.
The officials, while on routine monitoring of schools around  the area, got some report of strange behaviour of some pupils. Investigations by the Police reportedly led to the arrest of the suspects at their kiosk at Adedeji bus stop in Itire where they were selling the dangerous drugs to minors.
When arrested, 72 pieces of Tramadol capsules, 28 tablets of Tramol and some other capsules were recovered from them. However, the senior suspect, Sheu who hails from Kebbi State, owned to the allegation of peddling drug drugs but denied selling them to pupils.
"I don't sell drugs to school children. I have a shop at Adedeji bus stop in Itire. It is adults I sell drugs to. I don't take drugs to schools. I sell six packs of Tramadol everyday."
The Police boss therefore advised parents to be very close to their children in order to observe any change in behaviour such as slurred speech, withdrawal syndrome, etc which were as results of such drugs.
"Based on information received that pupils of some primary and secondary schools in Lagos are suspected to be indulging in hard drugs, decoy of operations from RRS of the Command, in collaboration with the Government Ministry, located the schools and interviewed the pupils.
" This led to the arrest of Farooq Ibrahim and Sheu Ibrahim, who have been selling Tramadol - a highly addictive stimulant - to the underaged pupils. The suspects will be charged to court and diligently prosecuted," CP Imohimi said.