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Police arrest teenager, three others with 42 bags of marijuana in Ogun


A 19-year-old boy, James Tiva, and three others have been arrested with 42 bags of marijuana popularly called, Indian Hemp, in a community in Ogun State by operatives.

Other suspects are, Anayor Okechukwu, 25, John chid, 32 and Felix Tehemeh, 20, were on Saturday, November 9, 2019, arrested with the bags of weeds.

According to Ogun State Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, “The suspects were arrested following information received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ijebu Igbo Police Station that some cannabis farmers who had just harvested their illicit farm products were coming to pass through the town with the weeds.


“Upon the information, the DPO quickly mobilized his operatives and headed straight to the forest where the suspects were said to be coming from.

“The suspects were accosted on the road where four of them were apprehended with 42 bags containing weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects had a large expanse of land inside the forest where cannabis were being cultivated,” he said.

Meanwhile, the outgoing police boss, AIG Bashir Makama, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation. He also lauded members of the public for their alertness and provision of necessary information that led to the arrest of the suspects.

The police boss therefore directed that a comprehensive investigation that would lead security agencies to the farm where the cannabis is being planted be carried out without delay.

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