By Kolawole Olayinka Abeokuta
Men of Ogun state police command on Saturday arrested a 19 years old boy, James Tiva and three others namely Anayor Okechukwu, 25 years; John Chidi, 32 years and Felix Tehemeh, 20 years with 42 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
The suspects were arrested following information received by the DPO Ijebu Igbo police station that some cannabis farmers who have just harvested their illicit farm products were passing through the town with the weeds.
Upon the information, the DPO SP Kazeem Solotan quickly mobilized his men 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 have a large expanse of land inside the forest where cannabis is being planted on a yearly basis.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also praised members of the public for their alertness and provision of the necessary information that led to the arrest of the suspects.
The Commissioner of Police, therefore, directed that a comprehensive investigation that will lead security agencies to the farm where cannabis is being planted be carried out without delay.