Police Arrest Four With Freezer-Load Of Indian Hemp In Ogun

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The Ogun state police command says it has arrested four suspects with a deep freezer loaded with substance suspected to be Indianhemp at Iperin area of the Agbara industrial park area of the state.

According to the Police Public Relation Officer,Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested during a raid on black spots by officers of the just-launched operation Puff Adder.

“The raiding of black spots across the state is in furtherance of a total clampdown on hoodlums perpetrating violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, and the likes,” he said

“In line with this, a special operation outfit code named “OPERATION PUFF ADDER ” was recently launched by the Commissioner of Police CP Bashir Makama in compliance with the directive of Inspector general of police. ”

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“The 4 suspects namely Opeyemi Wahab f’ 22yrs, Kabirat Ahmed f’ 21yrs, Yusuf Rasaki m’ 20yrs and Saheed Mustapha m’ 32yrs were all arrested at Iperin black spots in Agbara area on Saturday 27th April 2019 during the raiding of the area by team of policemen led by the DPO SP Adegbite Omotayo”

“The suspects were caught with the deep freezer which they pretended to be using for sales of soft drinks, but when it was opened, behold, it was loaded with weeds suspected to be marijuana hence they were promptly apprehended. ”

According to the police spokesman, the suspects have confessed to the crime they are being held

“On interrogation, they confessed been the major distributor of the substance in Agbara area and that they always use the freezer to distribute it around so as to deceive the security agents and prevent them from arrest. ”

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 warned that sales of illicit drugs which is a catalyst for crime commission will not be tolerated in the state any longer.

Police Arrest Man For Indian Hemp

Ogun Police Arrests Three Armed Robbery Suspects

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man with 114 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

According to the state’s Public Relations Officer, Bimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested on the 29th of December 2017 in front of M.K.O Abiola stadium Abeokuta.

“The arrest of the suspect followed an information received by men of Federal Anti-Robbery Squad that some hoodlums who are specialized in importing the hard drug from Benin Republic into Ogun State are on their way coming.”

He added, “Upon the information, a team of FSARS operatives led by Inspector Adeyemi Akeem were detailed to go after the hoodlums and they accosted them in front of M.K.O Abiola stadium where the suspect was arrested with the exhibits.

“Further investigation led the Police to Igbo-Ora in Oyo State where more bags of the weeds were recovered which made the total bags of Indian hemp recovered to be One hundred and fourteen.”

Oyeyemi however explained that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu had ordered a full-scale investigation into the case, with the view to arresting other members of the syndicate.

Police Declare Total War On Cannabis Farmers, Smokers In Osun

cannabisThe police in Nigeria has destroyed a large expanse of Indian hemp farms at Agbongbon village in Irewole local government area of Osun State and arrested four suspects.

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, said the operation was aimed at cutting the supply of Indian hemp as a way of preventing youths from smoking the weeds and curtail crime from the root.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state, Aminu Koji, led the operation in which the Indian hemp planted in the farms were destroyed with herbicides while the dried one that was ready for the market was burnt.

The Commissioner of Police said: “We have declared a total war against Indian hemp cultivation and supply in Osun State. This is necessary to prevent youths from getting the weeds to smoke and this strategy was designed to nip the crime in the bud”.

The state police boss said four suspects including Osasa Ansah, Saliu Koku, Musliu Ibrahim and Salimu Koku were arrested in connection with the farms and that they would face the full wrath of the law to serve as deterrent to others.

“Most criminals get energised when they take cannabis and that is why we are trying to cut the supply of India hemp to Osun and other neighbouring states so that they won’t get Indian hemp to smoke. This would surely reduce the crime rate and our youths would be normal and behave well.

“Those planting the Indian hemp are trying to make money at the expense of other people and destroying the lives of many youths. They are also affecting the economy negatively because they don’t allow the economy trees to stay in the areas where the weeds are planted,” he said.

The Police Commissioner commended the state governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, for assisting the police in the state to be able to fight crime and provide security for the people of the state.

NDLEA Seeks More Support To Curb Drug Abuse

NDLEAThe Ogun state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has called for more synergy among other security agencies for effective prohibition of drug abuse among the youths of the country.

The state commander of the agency, Mr Bala Fagae made the call in Abeokuta, the state capital while taking delivery of 70 parcels of substance suspected to be Indian hemp from the state command of the Nigeria Customs command.

The substance was meticulously and neatly packed in envelops, valued at over two million naira.

The state commander said that urgent steps must be taken to reduce crime rate among the youths, saying that 60 to 70% of crimes committed daily in the country are linked to the effects of illicit drugs.

According to the state commander of the Nigeria Customs, the Indian hemp was intercepted along the Idi Iroko border post of the state.

Anti-Drug Agency Intercepts Over 3,000kg Of Cannabis In Ondo

indian hempOfficers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ondo State have intercepted a vehicle conveying over 3,000 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa, otherwise known as Indian hemp along Akure-Owo Highway.

The State Commander of the Agency, Mohammed Sokoto, hinted reporters on Wednesday of the seizure in Akure, the state’s capital while parading the driver and the illicit substance.

Mr Sokoto said the substance was neatly concealed in 298 bags in a Mercedes Benz truck.

He added that the arrest was made possible through an intelligent report received by the command.

The NDLEA boss appealed to residents of Ondo State to be vigilant and report to the agency individuals suspected to be Indian hemp cultivators and drug barons.

Paraded with the seizure was the apprehended suspect who drove the vehicle, Usman Bello.‎

He claimed to be innocent.

Mr Bello told reporters in Yoruba Language that he was called upon to drive the vehicle by his friend who was the original driver but was sick.

Bello insisted that he didn’t know the vehicle contained the illicit drug.

Police Arrest Indian Hemp Dealers’ Kingpin In Niger State

HempThe Niger State Police Command has arrested the leader of notorious India hemp dealers at Gwada in Shiroro Local Government Area, Niger State, after several failed attempts.

Investigation revealed that the notorious gang leader simply identified as Sani was arrested by a Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Niger Police Command.

The arrest was made after the people of Gwada community cried out over the way and manner the gang’s operations in the area.

The gang had threatened many lives before now.

Consequently, the inhabitants of Gwada, according to report, were surprised when the news of the arrest got to them.

“We never believed the gang leader and his members could be arrested because of the way they operate. It was as if they were above the law or were certified by the security,” a community member told Channels Television’s correspondent.

The gang leader has been handed over to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for prosecution, leaving Gwada town and environs free from public embarrassment and threats from the gang.

A Gwada resident, Mr Abdulkadir Yunusa, applauded the Nigeria Police Force in the state, led by the Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Marafa, for that stride especially in their community.

He further requested for sustainable monitoring of the town to get rid of those who were operating in secret.

The arrest of the gang leader of the Indian hemp sellers, who sold their substances in an open market square in broad daylight at Gwada town, is considered historic.

The use of sophisticated weapons by the gang had made their arrest difficult in the past years.

Hard Drugs Worth 13bn Naira Destroyed In Kano

NDLEAThe Kano State government on Wednesday led the destruction of hard, fake and counterfeit drugs worth 31.8 billion Naira arrested by the Kano state police command.

Destroying the drugs, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said he had directed the State Chief Judge and Grand Kadi to ensure that suspected drug dealers and addicts were prosecuted without fear or favour and in accordance with the law.

Kano State is still on the top list of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, as a sate with the highest drug consuming record in Nigeria.

The State Governor, the State Police Commissioner and members of the State Executive Council set ablaze about 8,974 cartons of hard drugs comprising cocaine, Indian hemp, and other intoxicating substances seized by the police at various occasions across Kano State.

“Kano will not continue to be a dumping ground for drug dealers and addicts. Aggressive measures are being put in place to sweep Kano and to apprehend all drug dealers and addicts,” Governor Ganduje stressed.

Mr Ganduje also urged youths to desist from dealing in drugs and key into government various empowerment programme, as there would be no hiding place for drugs dealers and addicts in the commercial city of Kano.

He further said that his government had already empowered the State Reformatory Institute to rehabilitate drug addicts and integrate them back into the society.

According to him, training in different skills and startup capital would also be given to the rehabilitated addicts.

Briefing the Governor on the command’s activities in recent times, the State Police Commissioner, Musa Katsina, said the drugs seized comprise of 2,818 bags of Indian hemp, 11,399 compressed wraps of Spiro gyrations as well as different brand of other intoxicating substances.

The commissioner also told reporters that so far, 361 suspects were arrested and that 211 of them were charged and remanded in prison.

Although Kano State Government in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies are still coming to terms with the increasing cases of illicit drug trading  and abuse.

Efforts are, however, still required to remove Kano state from the NILE list which rank Kano number one state in drug trading and consumption in Nigeria.

Kano Police Parades Suspects, Recovers Items Worth 5bn Naira

land grabbers-policeKano State Police Command has seized drugs worth five billion Naira and recovered 10,000 unregistered intoxicating drugs. 

Items recovered from the suspects include; 532 parcels of Indian hemp valued at 2.5 million Naira, large quantity of cocaine to be sold at over 2.2 billion Naira, rifles of different caliber, 250 stolen rice, cars and motorcycles

Presenting the items to the state Governor, the Commissioner of Police, Musa Katsina, said that 45 suspects with arms were arrested, while 13 people caught with fake passport were apprehended.

According to the state Police Commissioner, having cleared Falgore Forest off the cattle rustlers, it now became necessary to put Kano among the least drug consuming state in Nigeria.

Receiving the exhibits from the Police, the state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, expressed his government’s interest over the cases related to drug abuse, armed robbery and cattle rustling.

The Governor explained that the state government will not seat back while courts releases convicted criminals only to go back to their crimes.

Meanwhile, 12 youths from Edo State who were arrested with fake passport travelling to Libya, told the governor that they decided to leave Nigeria due to unemployment.

He requested that the State Chief Security Officer should temper justice with mercy and return them to their state.

In the meantime, the Police said it will hand the suspects over to relevant authorities for necessary prosecution while they continue their unsought against criminals in the state.

16 Boko Haram Suspects, Stimulant Suppliers Arrested In Yobe

soldiers and officers arrest Boko Haram SuspectsAt least 16 Boko Haram suspects, their collaborators and stimulant suppliers have been arrested by the 27th Military Task Force Brigade in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state in north-east Nigeria. 

Parading the suspects at the military base in Damaturu on Wednesday, the Acting Commander of the Task Force, Colonel Dahiru Bako, said the suspects were arrested at different locations across the state.

The Acting Commander said some of the Boko Haram suspects were arrested shortly after carrying out an operation at the outskirt of Damaturu, killing two villagers while others that were nabbed are suspected to be collaborators and informants of the insurgents.

The suspected collaborators, according to him, were involved in supply of logistics such as; foodstuff, fuel and cigarettes among other intoxicants.

Items recovered from the suspects and their collaborators include; 16 jerry can, containing 25 litres of Premium Motor Spirit [Petrol], 8 jerry can of cooking oil and two bags of cannabis among large quantity of assorted drugs.

Other items are 10 bags of Rice, two Bags of sugar, 12 bags of millet, six bags of potash and 12 bags of fertiliser believed to be used in the production of Improvised Explosive Devices.

While reiterating the military and other security agents’ resolve to tackle the activities of the insurgents, Colonel Bako called for the support of well-meaning people of the state and beyond towards ending the crisis.

Security forces have of recent been carrying out severe aerial and land assaults on the insurgents’ hideouts across the north-east region, in an effort to end the insurgency before the end of 2015, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s ultimatum.

The activities of the terrorists have crippled various socio-economic activities in the north-east region and have left over 1.5 million persons displaced, according to United Nations High Commission For Refugees.

Recent breakthroughs that have been recorded by the troops in various operations have brought relative peace in some states in the region, reducing the spate of attacks by the terrorist group.

Ogun Customs Impound 90 Sacks Of Indian Hemp

customs impound bags of cannabisThe Ogun State Customs Command says it has intercepted and seized 359 parcels of substance believed to be cannabis sativa (indian hemp), stocked into 90 sacks with duty value of over nine million naira along the Imeko border town of Ogun State, south-west Nigeria.

Handing over the substance to its National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) counterpart, the Ogun State Area Comptroller of Customs, Haruna Mahmud, reiterated the commitment of the command in its anti-smuggling drive, in order to reduce smuggling activities to the barest minimum.

While sounding a note of warning to smugglers along the Ogun border posts, the Area Comptroller asked for more synergy and cooperation among security agencies in combating crime in the state.

In its revenue generation drive, Mr Mahmud said that over two billion naira has been generated in the first four months of the 2015 fiscal year, while 361 seizures with duty paid value of over 300 million naira was recorded by the command.

NDLEA Discovers House Stocked With Indian Hemp In Ondo

NDLEA-2The Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered a house in Akure, where about 20, 000 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa otherwise known as Indian hemp were concealed in sacks and stocked in the rooms and roofs of the house.

Two young men who were residing in the house‎ suspected to be drug traffickers, were also arrested and paraded.

The rooms, toilets and roofs of the entire building, having two flats of 3 bedrooms each, were filled with the consignment. The sacks were loaded into the pick-up vans to the NDLEA office.

However, the residents of the area said that they had been victims of armed robbery attacks in recent times.

While some of them gathered around to watch the raid, some others decided to go up the hills to thank God for the exposure, believing that the criminals using the area as hideout have been exposed.

The Ondo State Commandant of the NDLEA, Ibrahim Abdul, narrated in a session, how the place was detected.

He, however, noted that his officers were still investigating, stating that the major crime suspects would be apprehended soon.

The establishment of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by the promulgation of Decree Number 48 of 1989, now Act of Parliament, was aimed at exterminating illicit drug trafficking and consumption in the Nigerian society.

Police Arrest Armed Robbers In Kano

Police The Kano State Police Command has arrested 37 suspected armed robbers and recovered 39 stolen motor vehicles across Kano State.

Addressing a news conference, the state’s Police Commissioner, Mr Aderinle Shinaba, told journalists that 22 of the suspects were already charged to court while 15 of them are still undergoing investigation.

Items recovered, according to the command, include 2 AK-47 rifles with 24 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition with 2 magazines, one English pistol with 7 rounds of 7mm live ammunition, 8 locally made pistols with 17 cartridges. One pump action and Dane gun were all recovered.

The command has also raided various criminal hideouts and black spots across the state and in the process arrested 146 suspected criminals.

Exhibits such as housebreaking implements, machetes, dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, suck and die as well as other incriminating items were recovered.

Two men were also arrested in possession of 30 stolen vehicles. They have confessed to have bought and sold stolen cars and organized car theft within Kano and environs.

While appreciating the timely information they received from the citizens of Kano State, the command has also handed over the stolen vehicles to their rightful owners.