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Seven arrested for planting Indian hemp in Ogun

Seven persons have been arrested by the police for planting Indian hemp on a large expanse of land in Ogun State.

Police said the land was discovered on April 2, having been cultivated for the planting of Indian hemp.

We gathered that seven suspects were met planting the seeds and they were all apprehended by the police.

Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, identified the suspects as Nelson Enu, Samuel Paul, Patrick Emmanuel, Ekioya Joe, Endurance Eliobe, Monday Okoro and Stanley Ogejiagba, saying they were all arrested following credible intelligence gathered by policemen at Isara division.

The police were informed that the suspects had cultivated the land for planting Indian hemp at Lokuta village, Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun.

“The intelligence further revealed that the suspects were threatening the lives of the villagers who did not initially know what they wanted to use the cultivated land for, for daring to disturb them while the planting was going on,” Oyeyemi said in a statement on Tuesday.

Acting on the information, the DPO of Isara division, CSP Shobiyi Oluwatosin, was said to have mobilized to the farm, his men, who were supported by local vigilantes; adding that that was where the seven suspects were nabbed.

The PPRO hinted that five bags of suspected Indian hemp seeds were recovered from the suspects, stating that two bags of the seeds had already been planted.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state CIID, Eleweran Abeokuta, for onward transfer to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Dailypost report.

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