The Ogun state command of the Nigeria Customs Service NCS, yesterday seized 211 packs of Bible sized Cannabis, concealed and conveyed under 46 bags of Rice in a Coaster Bus belonging to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, along Idiroko Axis of the Command. The Cannabis and the suspect have been handed over to NDLEA officials Ogun Command.
Speaking to newsmen, the Controller of the command, Sani Madugu, said
“The suspect, Abolade Bolaji, was caught in the Imeko border town while conveying the illegal drug into the country. He concealed parcels of Indian hemp (cannabis) under the bags of rice he was conveying with the vehicle to Abeokuta when nemesis caught up with him. Our operatives on patrol stopped the vehicle and searched it, only to discover the illicit drug.”
Meanwhile, the management of FUNAAB has released a statement reacting to the report. Describing the incident as an unfortunate one, the Head of the Public Relations Directorate, Mrs. Emi Alawode, who signed the statement said it would carry out its own investigation into the matter.
“The attention of the university has been drawn to an unfortunate incident that was said to have occurred on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in which one of its drivers, using the university’s official vehicle in his possession, was said to have been apprehended along Olorunda, Ogun State, by law enforcement agents, for allegedly being in possession of substances suspected to have been smuggled. Already, the university has put the necessary machinery in place to carry out proper investigations to ascertain what actually transpired on the said date on one hand, while law enforcement agents, on the other hand, would be allowed and supported to perform their statutory duties in the overall interest of all citizens.”