Teenage cannabis farmer, others, arrested in Ogun State

A 19-year-old boy, James Tiva and three others specifically Felix Tehemeh, 20; Anayo Okechukwu, 25 and John Chidi, 32, had been on Saturday arrested with 42 baggage of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

The suspects, DAILY POST gathered, had been arrested following a tip-off to the DPO, Ijebu-Igbo Police Station, that some suspected cannabis farmers had simply harvested their “illicit farm products” had been coming to pass-through the city with the weeds.

Upon the knowledge, the DPO SP Kaseem Solotan, mobilized his males and headed to the forest, the place the suspects had been mentioned to be situated.

Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that “The suspects were accosted on the road, and four of them apprehended with 42 bags containing weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.”

Preliminary investigation in response to Oyeyemi revealed that the suspects personal a big expanse of land contained in the forest the place the cannabis is planted on a yearly foundation.

In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama, has ordered the fast switch of the suspects to the State Legal Investigation and Intelligence Division for discreet investigation.

Makama additionally praised members of the general public for his or her alertness and provision of the required data that led to the arrest of the suspects.

The CP has additionally directed {that a} complete investigation that can lead safety businesses to the farm the place the cannabis is being planted be carried out at once.

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