Police nab 70, recover bags of Indian hemp

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The police in Ogun have arrested 70 suspects from various hideouts across the state.

The police also recovered 38 bags of Indian hemp from suspects across the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Sunday that the arrest of the 70 suspects was sequel to the command’s vow to reduce crime to barest minimum in the state.

Adejobi, A Deputy Superintendent of Police, said, “The raids were directed by the Commissioner of Police Ogun State, Ikemefuna Okoye, and coordinated by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Mohammed Abdulkadir.

“In Ibafo Division of the command, a team of policemen led by the Divisional Crime Officer, Paul Omiwole, raided a spot and arrested one Saidu Hassan and Shehu Abubakar with 38 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

“Other places where raids were carried out in the state included Ode Remo, Ipara Remo. Sapade, Akaka, Ijebu Ode, Odogboolu,Sagamu, Ogijo, Odeda, Adigbe, Ibara in Abeokuta, Agbara, Ijebu Igbo and Ewekoro among others.

“The screening of those arrested during the raid is ongoing. Those found wanting will be charged to court, while the duo arrested in Ibafo area with bags of Indian hemp will be handed over to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency for further investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police has vowed to continue raiding black spots to reduce crimes, but has warned police officers to carry out the raids devoid of corruption. He said any police officer found engaging himself in corrupt practices in the course of the raid will be dealt with.”

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