The NDLEA in Osun has arrested an Akure high chief for allegedly being in possession of eight bags of Indian hemp.
The agency’s acting Commander, Mr Samuel Gadzama, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Osogbo that the 52-year-old suspect was arrested with his cousin on Sept. 23 in Iwo town.
``The surveillance team of the command was monitoring the movement of the two suspects in a Honda saloon car marked BC 57 FST coming from Ilesa before it was finally stopped at Iwo.
``The team initially wanted to trace them to where they were going to supply the eight bags of Indian hemp weighing 45.45 kg, but swooped on them when the suspects wanted to escape after discovering that the officers were tracing them,’’ Gadzama said.
He said that investigation was still going on, adding that the suspects would be charged to court at the appropriate time.