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Army nabs suspect with 90.50kg Indian hemp

09 August 2012, 12:47

Niger  - Abdulahi Abdul, the Niger Commander of the National Drug Law  Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said the Nigerian Army had intercepted one Johnson Adedokun with 90.50 kilogrammes of substances suspected to be Indian hemp.

Adedokun was arrested at a roadblock along Minna-Suleja highway.

Abdul, who made the disclosure while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna, said that Adedokun hailed from Ondo State.

He said that, Adedokun, who is 40 years old, was transferred to the agency by the authorities of the 31 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Minna that arrested him.

He said that investigations into the case has commenced, and as soon as the court resumes from its vacation in September, he will be charged to court.

Abdul commended the Nigeria Army for the cooperation, and urged people in the state to provide useful information on illicit drug dealers to the command.

He warned parents to monitor their wards as they were the most vulnerable in the usage of the drugs in the society.

He said that the command, in July, arraigned 10 suspects at the Federal High Court, Minna, who were convicted to various jail terms while other cases were still ongoing before the court.



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