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Police uncover Indian hemp plantation, arrest seven suspects in Ogun

FILE: A Nigeria policeman

Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta

Revealed 5 April 2022

Operatives of the Ogun State police command have uncovered a big expanse of land cultivated for the planting of India hemp.

The operatives additionally arrested seven suspects they allegedly met planting the weeds.

The Police Public Relations Officer within the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in an announcement on Tuesday.

Oyeyemi confirmed the suspects; Nelson Enu, Patrick Emmanuel, Samuel Paul, Ekioya Joe, Monday Okoro, Endurance Eliobe and Stanley Ogejiagba had been all arrested.

The PPRO added that the arrest adopted credible intelligence gathered by policemen on the Isara Divisional Headquarters over the actions of the suspects.

He mentioned the suspects had been arrested for cultivating a big expanse of land for the aim of planting the Indian hemp at Lokuta village in Remo North Native Authorities Space of the state.

He mentioned “The intelligence additional revealed that the suspects had been threatening the lives of the villagers, who didn’t initially know what they needed to make use of the cultivated land for, for daring to disturb them whereas the planting was occurring.

“Upon the knowledge, the DPO Isara Division, CSP Shobiyi Oluwatoshin, mobilised his males together with native vigilante and moved to the scene the place the seven suspects had been arrested.

“Recovered from them are 5 baggage of suspected Indian hemp seeds whereas two baggage had already been planted.”

Oyeyemi nonetheless, mentioned the Commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole, ordered the instant switch of the suspects to the State Prison Investigation and Intelligence Division for onward switch to the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company for potential prosecution.

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