Police Nabs Man With 15 Bags Of Indian Hemp

The men of Nigeria Police authority, Ife Command, had recently intercepted a car with fifteen bags of substances suspected to be Indian hemp at Itasin area of Modakeke. According to OSUN DEFENDER investigation, a resident in the area, who suspected the movement of the suspect alerted the police, authority, who arrested the suspect at a…”
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October 30, 2008 3:48 am
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The men of Nigeria Police authority, Ife Command, had recently intercepted a car with fifteen bags of substances suspected to be Indian hemp at Itasin area of Modakeke.

According to OSUN DEFENDER investigation, a resident in the area, who suspected the movement of the suspect alerted the police, authority, who arrested the suspect at a nearby beer parlour.

The suspect, leading yo the arrest of himself as Ajayi Awofate, claimed to have a stop-over at Modakeke, where he was arrested adding that he was heading for Lagos from Edo State.

Initially, during interrogation at the point where he was arrested, the suspect told the team of detectives that he was carrying some wares for sale to Lagos, OSUN DEFENDER reliably gathered.

It was when the detective team decided to tear open one of the sacks which he claimed to have contained his wares, that the accused person allegedly confessed that the sacks contained Indian hemp.

The suspect and the car were later driven to Moore Police Station from Modakeke, where the vehicle was impounded with its contents.

OSUN DEFENDER investigation at the Area Commander’s office in Ile-Ife corrobated the story and added that the suspect had since been remanded in prison custody, pending outcome of further police investigation.

A reliable police source informed OSUN DEFENDER that immediately investigation is completed on the case, the suspect would be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for prosecution.

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