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Police arrest four for transporting Indian hemp

By News desk

Ekiti State Police Command has arrested four men in Ise area of Ekiti State for allegedly transporting substance suspected to be cannabis.

The suspects, it was gathered, were arrested by the police at about 7.45 am when the monthly sanitation programme, which normally cause restriction of human and vehicular movements, was ongoing.

The state police spokesman,  DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Saturday,said the suspects were arrested along Ise-Emure road when his men were on patrol of the area.

According to Ikechukwu the suspects were arrested with dangerous weapons and with full load of substance suspected to be Indian Hemp inside a mini bus fondly called (Akoto).

“I can’t confirm that four men have been arrested in connection with the Thursday’s bank robbery in Ise Ekiti. We are still investigating and trailing the perpetrators.But I can confirm to your that our men this morning arrested four men inside a mini bus carrying full load of Indian Hemp in Ise Ekiti,” he said.

“Apart from the fact they transported this dangerous weeds, they were caught with dangerous weapons which were not expected to be carried about.They are currently being detained and investigation has begun to be able to ascertain the extent of their involvement in the illicit business, so that their syndicates can be fished out”, Ikechukwu added.

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