…..As CP promises strengthened collaboration with the NDLEA for more results
…..Arrest two suspects in possession of 100 bags of dry leaves suspected to be cannabis Sativa.
The Federal Capital Territory Police, acting on a tip-off, disrupted a chain of illegal supply of prohibited substances and arrested two suspects in possession of 100 bags of dry leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa that were hidden underneath fertilizer loaded in a Dangote truck traveling from Ondo state to the Federal Capital Territory. This incident highlights the importance of intelligence-led/community policing.
According to a press release signed by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, ANIPR, Mipra, she said that the suspected duo of Sani Muhammed a 26 years old male resident of Kano State, and Ahmed Usman a 32 years old male resident of Ondo state were arrested by the Command’s Operational Assets attached to the Zuba Divisional Police Headquarters following prompt reaction on the heels of actionable intelligence from Inspection Officers of the Dangote Group of Company fleets strategically positioned for control and management of the fleets of trucks at intermittent locations.
According to the Command spokesperson, upon the arrest, the suspects stated their involvements in the criminal conspiracy and the illegal possession of prohibited substances and affirmed the illegal commodity is worth about 10 million naira while they were contracted and promised about Four hundred thousand naira (400,000) each. An effort is ongoing to arrest fleeing members of the suspected criminal syndicate while the suspects and exhibits will be transferred to the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) upon the conclusion of the investigation
The Commissioner of Police FCT Command CP Babaji Sunday psc while expressing concern about the high rate of drug and substance abuse noted that this is the second such case in less than three months, stressing that the above is one of the root causes for various expressions of crime and criminality. He added that the Command will continue to work hand in hand with the NDLEA to bring to the barest minimum the menace of drug/substance abuse in the Territory.
In the light of the above The Commissioner of Police while reassuring residents of the Command’s uncompromising commitment to making the Territory devoid of crime and criminality urges members of the public not to hesitate in bringing such information as the above and any other relevant in crime fighting to the Police.
He called for vigilance and the prompt rendition of complaints through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352