The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has discovered a farm believed to be an Indian hemp plantation believed to be owned by a 30-year-old man, Thaddeus Joseph, in the FCT’s Kado Estate, Life Camp area.
In a statement to reporters in Abuja on Friday, FCT Police Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, who quoted FCT Police Commissioner Babaji Sunday, said; “The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command will complete the necessary arrangements today Thursday, September 15, 2022 for the forwarding of exhibits and a suspected peddler of banned substances named Thaddeus Joseph to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
“The thirty-two (32) year old male resident of the FCT’s Kado Estate Area was arrested for possession of a commercial quantity of leaves suspected of being Cannabis sativa on September 7, 2022 at approximately 3:00 am. p.m
“The arrest comes on the heels of credible information received that the aforementioned suspect is growing a large farm of leaves suspected of being Cannabis sativa on a plot of land on Godab Estate in the FCT’s Life camp Area.
“As a result of the above, a team of the command’s intelligence services, associated with the Anti-Narcotics Department, sprang into action and arrested the suspects leading to the discovery of the farm and the removal of the exhibits.
“At the arrest, the suspect confessed in a voluntary statement that he had been in the practice for approximately two (2) years. While the suspects and documents are being handed over for further investigation/prosecution, the police investigation has intensified to trace the supply chain and other criminal links to this suspected criminal enterprise.” He claimed.
The Police Commissioner urged youth and residents as a whole to avoid drug and illicit substance-related crimes, noting that involvement in the production and use of such substances is not only a crime against the law, but also to yourself.
He also assured the good people of the territory of the Commando’s unalloyed commitment to the maintenance of peace and the continued march against crime and crime until reduced to the bare minimum.