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Police arrest 4 for transporting Indian hemp in Ekiti

 Priscilla Ofunre, Ado-Ekiti
Just few days after a bank was robbed in Ise-Ekiti leading to the death of a police officer, four men, were, on Saturday, arrested in the community for allegedly transporting substance suspected to be cannabis.
The suspects were arrested by the police about 7.45 am when the monthly sanitation programme, which normally causes restriction of human and vehicular movements, was ongoing.
This arrest coming few days after  the robbery had fueled the insinuation around town that the suspects were arrested in connection with the bank robbery in the town on Thursday.
Revealing this to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, the Police spokesman, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said the suspects were arrested along Ise-Emure road when his men were on patrol of the area.
Ikechukwu said they were arrested with dangerous weapons and with  full load of substance suspected to be Indian Hemp inside a mini bus fondly called (Akoto).
“I can’t confirm that four men have been arrested in connection with the Thursday’s bank robbery in Ise-Ekiti. We are still investigating and trailing the perpetrators.
“But I can confirm to you that our men, this morning arrested four men inside a mini bus carrying full load of Indian Hemp in Ise-Ekiti.
“Apart from the fact they transported this dangerous weeds, they were caught with dangerous weapons which were not expected to be carried about.
“They are currently being detained and investigation has begun to be able to ascertain the extent of their involvement in the illicit business, so that their syndicates can be fished out”, he said.