Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three men who were transporting 40 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp from Edo to Lagos State.
According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, “the three men were arrested along Benin/Shagamu expressway on Wednesday 8th August following an intelligence report received by the Command that the men used to carry hard drugs such as nicotine, Indian hemp as well as dangerous weapons from Edo State enroute Ogun to Lagos State”.
Oyeyemi also stated that “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 investigation and profiling of the suspects which enabled them to intercept them on a truck with registration number KPP 339 XD”.
40 bags of weeds suspected to be marijuana were recovered and the suspects were promptly arrested. The suspects’ names were given as Frank Osai, 39, Elvis Okuse, 25 and Kelvin Ogagaoghene, 24.
“On interrogation, they confessed that the weeds are meant to be delivered to a customer who they simply identified as Uche in Lagos,” Oyeyemi stated.
Meanwhile, CP Iliyasu has ordered a full scale investigation into the activities of the arrested suspects as well as their sponsors.