The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two men for allegedly transporting 40 bags of Indian hemp and 11 packs of skunk, a hard drug known as “Next Level.”
Audu Sulaiman and Lateef Ganiyu were arrested on Igboora Road while conveying the substances in a Chevrolet bus marked KSF 390 XS.
The duo were paraded alongside 22 other suspects at the state’s Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta by the state Police Commissioner, Kenneth Ebrimson.
The other suspects were nabbed for offences ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping, burglary, vandalism and impersonation.
Ebrimson, in a media briefing, said the suspected drug traffickers were intercepted last Thursday at a pin-down point on Igboora Road by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives.
The police boss said efforts were ongoing to apprehend other members of the syndicate, now at large.
“On the 9th of January, 2020, about 4a.m., based on technical intelligence gathering, some hoodlums who specialised in large quantity supply of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp as means of livelihood, operatives of SARS led by ASP Olayiwola Babatunde, who were on pin-down point on Igboora Road, intercepted a Chevrolet bus with registration number KSF 390 XS loaded with 40 bags of weeds suspected to be cannabis. The two occupants of the bus were arrested along with the exhibit.”
Ebrimson promised that the suspects and other criminals would be charged to court and prosecuted accordingly.
The suspects, in a chat, said they were merely transporters who conveyed the “consignment” to the destination.
Sulaiman, who claimed to be involved in rice smuggling before his arrest, said he and his partner were promised N100,000 to convey the bags of weeds.
“We were transporting the bags from Idere near Igboora in Oyo State. I don’t know the owner but I know the destination point. I also knew the bags contained Indian hemp. This is the third time I’m transporting it.
“For this trip, we agreed on N100,000. The first consignment I conveyed for them, I collected N60,000. The second trip I collected N40,000. I used to smuggle foreign rice before now.
“I was taking this consignment to Rounder area in Abeokuta to meet Mr. Samuel. He is supposed to receive it. But he is now on the run.”
On his part, Ganiyu, who claimed to be a mechanic before venturing into the smuggling of cannabis, said he accompanied Sulaiman on the trip as a motor boy.
He, however, pleaded with the police authorities to temper justice with mercy and pardon them
Painter arrested for allegedly defiling 11-year-old girl in Ebonyi
Police in Ebonyi have arrested a man identified as Mr Anointing, (not real name) for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl from Ezza North local government area of the State.
Recounting her ordeal when she was interviewed by the Special Assistant to Ebonyi State Governor on Security and Utility (Capital City) Saint Nchekube Anakor, the Primary 5 pupil said the painter who resides in the same compound (close to the Federal High Court) with them, usually sends her on errands and also makes her bring it to his room.
She also disclosed that Mr Anointing has sexually abused several times before being nabbed.
The girl said;
“He will always sent me to buy something for him, and when I come back, he will tell me to bring it to his room.
“Each time l entered his room, he will be touching my breasts and be inserting his fingers into my vagina. I don’t like what he does to me and I don’t know how to tell my parents.”
Narrating how the suspect was nabbed, Mr Anakor said he got a tip-off of the incident from one Tochuckwu and others from disco two at about 3:30 a.m on Wednesday, August 5.
Upon getting to the compound, he discovered that Mr Anointing had been caught red-handed in the act by his neighbours.
“Thanks to Tochukwu Nwankwegu and others from Disco 12. It was like a joke at exactly 3:30a.m. last night.
“The little girl, aged 11 years, who lives near Federal High Court, Abakaliki, opened up on how one Mr Anointing, a painter who also lives in the same building normally took her to his room and sexually abused her.”
The suspect refused to say anything at the scene of the incident and was taken to Kprirkpiri Police Station in Abakaliki, where he was detained by the Police.
Fake Army Major arrested with 420 packs of Indian hemp in Delta
Fabian E. Ojumah, a 44-year-old man posing as a Major in the Nigerian Army, has been arrested by the Delta State Police Command with substance suspected to be Indian Hemp.
WuzupNigeria gathered that the fake major was arrested by the operatives of the Safer Highways patrol team of the command on the 31 July 2020 along Sapele-Benin Road.
Fabian, who hails from Abbi in Ndokwa-West Local Government Area of Delta, was nabbed with a fake military van with plate number NA142- B01 conveying 420 packs of compressed weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp, the police said in a social media post on Friday.
According to the post, Fabian told the police that he has been involved in the business of Indian Hemp sale since 2014.
He reportedly admitted that the van belongs to him and that he bought the Army plate number from a serving army personnel.
He was said to have revealed that the Army uniform he wore was bought at Mammy market within the barracks.
This, it was gathered, was possible because he grew up in the barracks and thus has a military background, though not a soldier.
Police intercept container filled with tramadol, codeine in Lagos
The police in Apapa Area Command of Lagos State have intercepted a 40-foot container laden with drugs suspected to be Tramadol and codeine.
The container was intercepted on water and taken to a bonded terminal in Apapa.
A team of officers from Customs and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) joined the Area B Commander, Olasoji Akinbayo, on Thursday for inspection.
The Area B Commander has recently intercepted similar imports and has transferred the case and two suspects to government prosecutors.
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