Driver arrested with 295kg of indian hemp: you won't believe who the man is



Driver arrested with 295kg of indian hemp: you won't believe who the man is.
By prince Henry and Dimson


Men of Nigerian Customs Service Ogun State command have arrested one of the FUNAAB driver for allegedly carrying an 295kg indian hemp.
The Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Services, NCS, Ogun State Command, Sani Madugu disclosed this on Tuesday at a press conference held at command's headquarters in Abeokuta.
Magudu said, the patrol team of customs intercepted the vehicle and subsequently apprehended the driver of the coaster bus with registration number FUNAAB, 50 B-100 FG,alongside the 211 parcel of cannabis which was made into Bible size.
Madugu , accompanied by his counterpart from National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Bala Fagge said,the suspect,Abolade Bolaji was caught in Imeko border town,while conveying the illegal drugs into the country.
The customs boss said the suspect had concealed the parceled cannabis under number of bag of rice he was conveying with the vehicle to Abeokuta,when nemesis caught up with him.

He added that the customs officials while searching the bus discovered the Indian hemp, neatly wrapped and promptly arrested the driver.
He said both the suspect and exhibits were taken to customs headquarters in Abeokuta.
At the press briefing, the customs authorities handed over the suspect and exhibits to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA for further investigation.
The Commander of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA, Ogun State Command, Bala Fagge, while receiving both the suspect and exhibits ,commended the customs for the feat.
He noted that, cannabis are now being cultivated in neighbouring country,with market in Nigeria,adding that the cannabis recovered from the suspect weighed 295.4kg.
Fagge boasted that,the agency will not give criminals breathing space to operate in his command,just as he also noted that, it is sad that, the drugs dealers now used government vehicles to perpetrate illegality.
He said, the command would commence further investigation, and also fish out more suspects who are suspected to be his sponsors.
However, the university in a swift reaction ?said it would not interfere in the investigation against the staff over the development, the authority described the incident as unfortunate .
"As a responsible and law-abiding organisation, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, is committed to upholding all statutory enactments guiding its establishment, subsisting legislation in Ogun State and the nation in general. This uncompromising and non-negotiable stance had always and severally been hammered to bonafide members of staff and students of the University', the statement read.
The reaction of the institution signed by Head, Directorate of Public Relations,Emi Alawode , the institution said the attention of it has been drawn to the alleged crime by one of its drivers
?'However, the attention of the University has been drawn to an unfortunate incidence that was said to have occurred on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in which one of its drivers, using the University official vehicle in his possession, was said to have been apprehended along Olorunda, Ogun State by law enforcement agents, for allegedly being in possession of substances suspected to have been smuggled",Alawode pointed out.
"Already, the University has put the necessary machinery in place, to carry out proper investigations, to ascertain what actually transpired on the said date on one hand, while law enforcement agents, on the other hand, would be allowed and supported to perform their statutory duties in the overall interest of all citizens',the statement hemp".
In a swift reaction by the University, the institution debunked engaging in any form of illegal activities, adding that they remain a responsible and law-abiding organization.
According to the release, as a responsible and law-abiding organisation, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, is committed to upholding all statutory enactments guiding its establishment, subsisting legislation in Ogun State and the nation in general. This uncompromising and non-negotiable stance had always and severally been hammered to bonafide members of staff and students of the University.

“However, the attention of the University has been drawn to an unfortunate incidence that was said to have occurred on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in which one of its drivers, using the University official vehicle in his possession, was said to have been apprehended along Olorunda, Ogun State by law enforcement agents, for allegedly being in possession of substances suspected to have been smuggled.

“Already, the University has put the necessary machinery in place, to carry out proper investigations, to ascertain what actually transpired on the said date on one hand, while law enforcement agents, on the other hand, would be allowed and supported to perform their statutory duties in the overall interest of all citizens".


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