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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 11 January 2023


Police hunt for man who smoked marijuana with infant

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The police are looking for a man who was captured in a video smoking marijuana and putting it in an infant’s mouth.

Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a tweet, sought more information about the unidentified man from the public.

The viral video, which sparked outrage among the online community, captures a young man smoking a wrap of marijuana ‘weed’ and putting it in an infant’s mouth intermittently while the videographer, a female could be heard chuckling loudly in the background.

Social media users, expressing disgust and rage, urged each other to reshare the video in order for it to get to the appropriate authorities so the man and his accomplice could be found as soon as possible and punished accordingly.

One President Ikemba tweeted the clip, tagging the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

He wrote: “When and how did we get here as a society? Egbon, @Princemoye1 please we need this guy prosecuted and the accomplice too. Haba! Remember when Iya Kudu(a neighbor) will spank us for misdemeanor as kids but now the society is empty. Cc: @ndlea_nigeria.”

Reacting to the development, Adejobi sought information about the fellow in the clip, vowing he’d be made to face the wrath of the law.

He also lamented the level of societal decadence in the country, urging mothers to be vigilant and not entrust their children to the wrong hands.

Responding to different reactions in a tweet thread, Adejobi wrote: “Every one of us can see this again. How did he get the baby? His son? Or niece or cousin?

“Whatever it is, mothers must learn from this, do not entrust ur baby to the wrong hands. Not everyone can babysit or take care of ur baby for u. We need more info about him.

“He must be caused to face the wrath of the law. This is too bad. But above all, mothers must learn from this. Ire o.

“Until we arrest them, we won’t know what actually happened. The mother might not be there. I gave an analogy that it might be the mother’s sister who even took the baby to visit her boyfriend.

“Sociologists and security experts have said it severally, and we will still continue to say it. We need to address some of these problems wholistically.

“Now, u will agree with me, to an extent, that our problems in Nigeria are grossly connected to social decadence. Every problem in Nigeria today is tailored to one societal issue or the other. If we address our societal problems, our general problems in Nigeria are 80% solved.”