Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta
Four alleged distributors of indian hemp have been arrested by the Police in Ogun State with a deep freezer suspected to be loaded with Marijuana.
In a press statement, the public relation officer of Ogun State Police Command, DSP Oyeyemi Abimbola, revealed that the suspects were arrested during raids on criminal hideouts and black spots across the state.
According to him, the raid of black spots across the state is in furtherance of total clampdown on hoodlums perpetrating violence crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and the likes under a special operation outfit code named “OPERATION PUFF ADDER ” was recently launched by the commissioner of police, Bashir Makama in compliance with the directive of Inspector general of police.
The suspects namely Opeyemi Wahaba 22yrs, Kabirat Ahmed 21yrs, Yusuf Rasaki 20yrs and Saheed Mustapha 32yrs were all arrested at Iperin black spots in Agbara area during the raiding of the area by team of policemen led by the DPO SP Adegbite Omotayo.
According to the Police, the suspects were caught with the deep freezer which they pretended to be using for sales of soft drinks, but when it was opened, behold, it was loaded with weeds suspected to be marijuana hence they were promptly apprehended.
On interrogation, they confessed been the major distributor of the substance in Agbara area and that they always use the freezer to distribute it around so as to deceive the security agents.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police Cp Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
He also warned that sales of illicit drugs which is a catalyst for crime commission will not be tolerated in the state any longer.