Ogun Police arrest seven for alleged ownership of Indian hemp plantation
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested seven suspects in connection with a large expanse of Indian hemp plantation.
The suspects, namely; Nelson Enu, Patrick Emmanuel, Samuel Paul, Ekioya Joe, Monday Okoro, Endurance Eliobe and Stanley Ogejiagba, were arrested by policemen from Isara Divisional Headquarters, following credible intelligence that the suspects have cultivated a large expanse of land for the purpose of planting Indian hemp weeds at Lokuta village in Remo North Local Council of the state.
It was also gathered that the suspects were threatening the life of the villagers, for daring to disturb them while the planting was going on.
Upon the information, the Divisional Police Officer of Isara division, Shobiyi Oluwatoshin mobilised his men in conjunction with local vigilantes and moved to the scene, where the suspects were arrested.
Recovered from them are five bags of suspected Indian hemp seeds, while two bags have already been planted.
MEANWHILE, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for onward transfer to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for possible prosecution.