Drug and substance abuse in Nigeria

Folakemi

Not so long ago a Nigerian student studying in Malaysia was sentenced to death for drug trafficking. Lots of people blamed the guy for wanting to get rich quick and the case was left for the family to deal with. Nigerians at home actually don’t have much confidence in their government to protect them at home let alone when you got in trouble outside of the borders.

This incidence reminded me of a book I read a few years back written by a British author –  Sandra Gregory titled “Forget you had a Daughter.” The book detailed how Sandra got caught for drug trafficking in Thailand, subsequently given life sentence for the offence while the guy she allegedly helped was set free. What really got me interested was her reports ofNigerians she met while in Thai in prison. There was a particular name that stuck in my mind for a…

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