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NDLEA to destroy 600-acre hemp farm in Ekiti

27 September 2013, 15:24

Ado-Ekiti - The Ekiti Command of the NDLEA  said on Friday that it would soon destroy a 600-acre Indian hemp farm in the state.

The Ekiti State Commandant of the agency, Dele Akingbade, said this in Ado-Ekiti in an interview with the News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN).

Akingbade, who said  the agency was  working out the financial value of the farm, described  it as the  largest individually owned hemp farm in Ekiti.

He said the agency discovered the weed farm on July 24 at Ode-Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of the state following a tip-off by concerned members of the public.

Akingbade said four men caught on the farm confessed that they were hired on N1000 daily to provide security at the farm.

He said the men, however, refused to reveal the identities of the owners of the farm, adding that they were in protective custody awaiting prosecution by the agency.



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