Police Arrest 7 Over Marijuana Farming In Ogun
The latest development is contained in a statement by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Tuesday in Abeokuta.
Oyeyemi said that the suspects: Nelson Enu, Patrick Emmanuel, Samuel Paul, and Ekioya Joe were all arrested following credible intelligence gathered by policemen at Isara divisional headquarters.
Other suspects are: Monday Okoro, Endurance Eliobe and Stanley Ogejiagba, he said.
Oyeyemi said that the suspects had cultivated a large expanse of land for the purpose of planting the weeds at Lokuta Village in Remo North Local Government Area of the state.
He added that intelligence revealed that the suspects were threatening the lives of the villagers for daring to disturb them while the planting was going on.
The villagers were said to be oblivious of what was cultivated on the land initially, Oyeyemi said.
Oyeyemi in the statement expressed;
Upon the information, the DPO of Isara division, CSP Shobiyi Oluwatoshin, mobilised his men in conjunction with local vigilante and moved to the scene where the seven suspects were arrested. Recovered from them were five bags of suspected Indian hemp seeds while two bags had already been planted.
The spokesman quoted the Commissioner of Police for Ogun, CP Lanre Bankole, to have ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Bankole was quoted as saying that the suspects would be handed over to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.