Ado-Ekiti - The Ekiti Command of the NDLEA said
on Friday that it would soon destroy a 600-acre Indian hemp farm in the
The Ekiti State Commandant of the agency, Dele Akingbade, said
this in Ado-Ekiti in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
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.