Police intercept van fully loaded with Indian Hemp in Ekiti
Bags fully loaded with weeds suspected to be Indian hemp put inside a vehicle have been intercepted by the operatives of Ekiti state police command in Ise-Ekiti, the headquarters of Ise/Orun Local Government Area of the state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the police apprehended these suspects heavily armed at about 7.45 am when the monthly sanitation programme, which normally cause restriction of human and vehicular movements, was ongoing.
“This development occurred barely two days after a branch of Wema Bank was robbed in the town leading to the death of a police officer, the arrest had fueled the insinuation around town that the suspects were arrested in connection with the bank robbery.
While addresing the reporters in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state DSP Caleb Ikechukwu said that the suspects were arrested along Ise-Emure road by his men while on patrol.
Ikechukwu said they 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.
“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”, he said.