Police officer arrested for transporting Indian hemp

A mobile police officer has been arrested by the Kogi State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency while escorting a vehicle loaded with 30 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp out of Lokoja.

The State Commander of the Agency, Mr. Idris Bello, told journalists in Lokoja on Tuesday that the weeds were being escorted by the policeman in a red Toyota Picnic with Kogi State registration number KNA 185 LG when it was intercepted.

He said the vehicle, suspected to be owned by the Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, was intercepted at about 2:30pm at a road intersection in the state capital.

Bello said the driver escaped arrest, but the NDLEA officials were able to apprehend the mobile policeman.

The commander, who refused to reveal the identity of the policeman, said the NDLEA was in the process of notifying the Police headquarters of the development.

He said the agency had taken the policeman, the vehicle and the bags of weeds into custody.

Source:  ( Punch Newspaper)