Army hands over suspect, 176kg of Indian hemp to NDLEA in Ogun


The 35 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Abeokuta, has handed over 176kg of Indian hemp to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Abeokuta.

The brigade’s spokesman, Lt. Mohammed Goni, made this disclosure in Abeokuta on Saturday while the Garrison Commander, Col. Legborsi Nule, represented by the Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Aminu handed over the contraband to the anti-narcotics agency.

According to him, the army arrested one Fatai Bankole (25), who was in possession of drugs on Jan. 6 at Imeko while patrolling the Imeko-Abeokuta Road in Ogun.

Gobi quoted Nule as saying, “The army will continue to sustain efforts at collaborating with security agencies to rid the state of crimes and all forms of criminality,’’

He restated the brigade’s commitment to ensuring that troops maintained high standards and professionalism at all times in discharging their duties.


The NDLEA Commandant in Ogun, Mrs Jane Odili, who received the drugs and the suspect, commended the effort of the brigade and solicited more collaboration with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.

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