Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have uncovered a large expanse of land used for planting India hemp and arrested seven suspects in Lokuta village in Remo North local government area of the state.

The suspects, Nelson Enu, Patrick Emmanuel, Samuel Paul, Ekioya Joe, Monday Okoro, Endurance Eliobe and Stanley Ogejiagba were all arrested following a tipoff that the suspects have cultivated a large expanse of land for the purpose of planting the weeds at Lokuta village.

The Command’s Spokesman, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement that Suspects were allegedly threatening the villagers for daring to disturb them while the planting was going on.

Mr Oyeyemi explained that the DPO, Isara Division, Mr Shobiyi Oluwatosin mobilized his men in conjunction with local vigilante and moved to the scene where the seven suspects were arrested.

He listed the items recovered from the suspects to include five bags of suspected Indian hemp seeds while two bags have already been planted.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for onward transfer to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for possible prosecution.

RADNIG/Ibrahim Bamidele

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