Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have discovered a large expanse of land cultivated for planting Cannabis Sativa also known as Indian hemp, at Lokuta village in Remo North Local Government Area of the State.
The Police named the suspects, who were arrested on Saturday, March 2nd, 2022, as Nelson Enu, Patrick Emmanuel, Samuel Paul, Ekioya Joe, Monday Okoro, Endurance Eliobe, and Stanley Ogejiagba.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by the State Police Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were allegedly threatening the lives of the villagers who did not initially know what they wanted to use the cultivated land for, for daring to disturb them while planting the seeds.
When the report was received, the DPO Isara Division, CSP Shobiyi Oluwatoshin, deployed his men and local vigilante to the scene where the seven suspects were arrested.
The Police recovered five bags of substance suspected to be Indian hemp seeds from the suspects. However, they had already planted two bags.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for possible prosecution.
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