Lagos Police seize N13m Indian Hemp

The Lagos State Police Command has intercepted substances suspected to be Indian hemp worth N13m from two men along Mushin-Isolo Road in Isolo area of Lagos State.

According to a statement on Monday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the illicit drugs were conveyed by Fidelis Otiga, 49 and Chukwuma Kennedy, 50, in a Toyota Sienna car with plate number KJA 118 HV last Wednesday.

He said the items were recovered at midnight when they were stopped by policemen from the Aswani Police Division during a routine stop-and-search on the road.

The statement read in part: “The interception occurred on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, around 11.56pm during a routine stop-and-search, leading to the arrest of Fidelis Otiga and Chukwuma Kennedy aged 49 and 50 respectively, in whose vehicle the drugs were found.

“The illicit drugs with a street value of N13m were being conveyed in a Toyota Sienna car with number plate KJA 118 HV.

“The suspects and exhibit have since been transferred to the command headquarters for further investigation and prosecution.”

The statement quoted the state Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, as reiterating his commitment to fighting drug misuse and abuse in the state while assuring residents of their safety.