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Police arrest woman with 187 bags of indian hemp

By Segun Olaniyi and Matthew Ogune, Abuja 
17 December 2017   |   4:15 am
The police in Abuja yesterday paraded a woman found to be in possession of 187 bags of Indian hemp. 

The police in Abuja yesterday paraded a woman found to be in possession of 187 bags of Indian hemp. 

The suspect, Doris Ossai, was arrested by the IGP-Special Tactical Squad (STS) team.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Jimoh Moshood, said the team trailed and arrested the suspect at her house, at Rugan Alhaji Gambo Masaka, Nasarawa State.

Moshood said the arrest followed directive by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, to all Commissioners of Police and their Supervising Assistant Inspectors General to continue the ongoing raid of criminals’ hideouts and flashpoints throughout December and into the new year.

In a related development, the police also paraded 23 members of a suspected cattle rustling and armed robbery gang who terrorise villages and travellers along the Suleja-Bida-Minna-Kaduna highways. 

The suspects are: Bello Garba, Nasiru Mohammed; Saminu Jibrin; Musa Usman; Yazid Umar; Ismailia Haruna; Dahiru Bello; Usman Mamuda; and Ahmadu Musa. Others are: Mohammed Saidu; Yusuf Sani; Usman Wakili; Hussaini Yakubu; Muktar Ayuba, Nasiru Bogi, Ibrahim Mohammed, Mamuda Yakubu, Ibrahim Mamuda, Musa Yakubu, Yahaya Yakubu, Hassau Yakubu, Aliyu Mamuda and Salihu Yakubu.

Items recovered from them include three AK 47 rifles, 49 rounds 7.62 X 39mm ammunition, two magazines, two Dane guns, curate chain, three wallets, one can of gun powder, one bottle of codeine, three ATM cards, 79 cattle, 15 sheep and one golf vehicle.

Parading the suspects at Ibrahim Coomassie Divisional Police Headquarters, Lambata, Gurara Local Council Area, Niger State, the police spokesman said the Tactical Squad attached to the Operation Absolute Sanity from December 7, 2017 to December 15, 2017, raided the hideouts of the armed robbery gang.

Meanwhile, the embassy of the Republic of Cuba has revealed plans to partner Nigeria on drug production.

Speaking yesterday in Abuja during the formal launch of Herberprot-P, a novel drug for diabetes foot ulcer, the ambassador of Cuba to Nigeria, Carlos Trejo Sosa, disclosed that the embassy would visit the Minister of Science and Technology to seal a pact on drug production across the country. 

Sosa disclosed that over 300,000 individuals all over the world have been treated successfully with the drug, adding that its introduction would make Nigeria a reference point for treatment of the disease.