The Ogun State Police Command has arrested three men said to be transporting 40 bags o0f weeds suspected to be Indian hemp from Edo to Lagos State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement he issued in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on Thursday, copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER.
The statement said:
“The three men were arrested along Benin/Shagamu expressway on Wednesday 8th of August following an intelligent report received by the Command that the men used to carry hard drugs such as nicotine, Indian hemp as well as dangerous weapon from Edo State enroute Ogun to Lagos State.
“On the strength of the report, the Commissioner of Police Cp Ahmed Iliyasu directed the officer in-charge FSARS Sp Uba Adams to go after the suspects.
“In compliance with the Cp’s directive, the operatives of the FSARS embarked on technical based investigation and profiling of the suspects which enabled them to intercept them on a truck with registration number KPP 339 XD. On searching the vehicle, 40 bags of weeds suspected to be marijuana was recovered and the suspects were promptly arrested. The suspects are Frank Osai ‘m’39yrs, Elvis Okuse ‘m’ 25yrs and Kelvin Ogagaoghene ‘m’ 24yrs.
“On interrogation, they confessed that the weeds are meant to be delivered to a customer who they simply identified as Uche in Lagos.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Cp Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered a full scale investigation on the activities of the arrested suspects as well as their sponsors.