The boy (name withheld) sold two of his father’s Sports Utility Vehicles valued at N7.5 million for a N350,000 to get quick cash to pay for his addiction.

The Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Abia state, Akingbade Bamidele disclosed this on Friday during a workshop on substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking for senior secondary school students, organized by the National Committee on Narcotics and Substance Abuse.

He said: “There’s a boy at Umuahia that his father brought to us for counseling. He sold two vehicles – a Lexus and a Forerunner worth N7.5m for N350,000.

The NDLEA commander, who attributed high rate of violent crime among youths to drug abuse and consumption of illicit substances, warned that ignorance of the law is not an excuse.