Police Intercept Van Fully Loaded With Indian Hemp In Ekiti
The operatives of Ekiti police command have
intercepted a vehicle in Ise-Ekiti, the
headquarters of Ise/Orun Local Government
Areas of the state, fully loaded with bags of
weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
The suspects who were heavily armed were
arrested by the police at about 7.45 am when
the monthly sanitation programme, which
normally causes 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.
Addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Saturday,
the police spokesman, Ekiti Command, DSP
Caleb Ikechukwu, said the suspects were
arrested along Ise-Emure road when his men
were on patrol of the area.
Ikechukwu said they were arrested with
dangerous weapons and with a full load of
substance suspected to be Indian Hemp
inside a minibus 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 you that our men this
morning arrested four men inside a minibus
carrying a full load of Indian Hemp in Ise Ekiti.
“Apart from the fact they transported these
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.