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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Police Arrest Drugs Peddlers In Lagos, Recover Illicit Substances



By Our Reporter 

The Operatives of the Area "E" Command, Festac of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two (2) drug peddlers at Dantata area, Mile 2, along Badagry Expressway, Lagos State.

The suspects were arrested on Friday morning and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and other illicit substances recovered from them, according to a statement by a Chief Superintendent of Police(CSP), Muyiwa Adejobi. 

Adejobi, who is Spokesman of Lagos State Police Command, said the police acted on tip off about the activities of the drug peddlers who were displaying drugs for sales with impunity around the area.

He added that the policemen, as a follow up to the tip off, raced to the scene and arrested one Rabiu Mohammed.

The suspect confessed that one Sanni Audu, was the major dealer/supplier. The police went after Sanni Audu and arrested him with some quantities of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and illicit substances.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while reiterating his directive to officers and men of the command to go after criminals and hoodlums in the state, ordered that other members of the syndicate must be apprehended. He further directed that the illegal items/illicit substances in the custody of the suspects and in any part of the state must be recovered in order to reduce the quantity of hard/illicit drugs in circulation.

The police boss equally directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation and possible prosecution. 

CP Hakeem Odumosu therefore reassured the general public of adequate security of lives and property and sustainable fight against the menace of drug misuse and abuse in Lagos State.


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