How we intercepted Two ‘Policemen’ with Indian hemp in Ondo —Army
…….. arrested in Ondo for trafficking cannabis
Two fake policemen have meet their waterloo in Ondo for allegedly trafficking cannabis.
The men of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, arrested the two suspected fake policemen who allegedly trafficked 50 bags of cannabis sativa also known as indian hemp.
The suspects, identified as Nze Ezenwa, 55, and Stephen Sunday, 35, were said to have been arrested at Isua Military Checkpoint in Akoko South-East Local Government Area of Ondo State on Monday, on their way to Abuja to allegedly deliver the illegal products.
Parading the suspects at the Owena Barracks, Akure, the state capital, on Thursday, the Provost of the brigade, Major Emontimi Cleopas said the suspects were arrested on transit from Owo to Abuja in a white Toyota Sienna bus with registration number RBC 334 BG loaded with the marijuana.
He said, ”At the time of arrest, the suspects were masked and dressed in Nigeria Police pullover. They replaced the original vehicle number plate with fake Nigeria Police vehicle number NPF 1651D and mounted with siren in order to divert attention of security agencies.
“The following items were recovered from them, four mobile phones, wallets and the sum of N148,300 only.”
Similarly, Major Cleopas also disclosed that the men of the brigade, deployed on internal security operations in the state at Omotosho military checkpoint along Benin – Ore expressway intercepted two vehicles with 82 bags of indian hemp on July 19, 2021 at about 4am, heading towards Lagos.
“The vehicles, an ash coloured Toyota Sequoia with registration number APP 918 FA and green coloured Sequoia with registration number FST 169 BW were abandoned by the drug peddlers’ on sighting own troops and absconded into the nearby bush.”
The army boss later handed over the suspects and the bags of the drugs to the state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for further investigations and necessary actions.
While receiving the suspects, the Deputy Commander,of the Ondo NDLEA, Mr Ibrahim Adam commended the army for the arrest , saying necessary action would be taken on the matter .