Anineteen-year-old boy, James Tiva, and three others, namely, Anayor Okechukwu,25, John chid,32 and Felix Tehemeh, 20, were on Saturday arrested with 42 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ogun State Police Command who confirmed the story to Dailyexcessive on sunday said the suspects were arrested following information received by the DPO Ijebu Igbo police station that some cannabis farmers who have just harvested their illicit farm products were coming to pass through the town.
Upon the information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Superintendent of Police (SP) Kaseem Solotan quickly mobilised his men and headed straight to the forest where the suspects were said to be coming from.
Oyeyemi said the suspects were accosted on the road where four of them were apprehended with 42 bags containing weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
He said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects had a large expanse of land inside the forest where the cannabis was being planted.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Bashir Makama, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
He praised members of the public for their alertness and provision of necessary information that led to the arrest of the suspects.
The CP therefore directed that a comprehensive investigation that would lead security agencies to the farm where the cannabis were being planted out without delay.