Man turns school compound into Indian hemp farm, falls into NSCDC net

Posted by News Express | 19 February 2020 | 873 times

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Anambra State has arrested one Obi Okafor for suspected ownership of an Indian hemp farm inside a school compound in the state.

The 45-year-old suspect was said to have been arrested at 12:00 hours for allegedly attacking, macheting and injuring one Mathias Ajoagu, a 71-year-old security guard in the school.

Addressing journalists in Awka on Tuesday, the State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. David Bille, said the suspect was arrested for stabbing a security guard in the school during an altercation following the discovery that he planted the substance in a large expanse of land in the school compound.

He said: “Following credible intelligence report, operatives of the NSCDC arrested a 45-year-old man from Uruofo village, Nri, Anaocha LGA of Anambra State.

“The suspect confessed to the crime and took the NSCDC operatives to the location where the cannabis is being planted on a yearly basis.”

Bille reeled out exhibits recovered from the suspect to include, fresh leaves suspected to be Canbabis Sativa, machete, and other incriminating items.

According to him, the corps had commenced an investigation to ascertain how the suspect came about cultivating the illegal substance in the compound.

He said that the suspect would be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for prosecution adding that the command had declared a total war against Indian hemp cultivation and supply in the state.




Source: Pamela Eboh, Awka

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