A 20-year-old man identified as Abubakar Ishiaku has been arrested by policemen from the Federal Capital Territory command with 20 bags of leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
He was said to have been spotted by a team of policemen on stop and search duty and fled.
A statement by the FCT Police Spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, said the man who had been on the wanted list of the command ran after sighting policemen but was rearrested after investigation.
The statement partly read, “A team of policemen attached to Dutse Alhaji Divisional Police Headquarters on an intelligence lead stop and search intercepted a vehicle driven by one Abubakar Ishiaku, a 20 years old male indigene of Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State who has since been on the Command’s wanted list of drug peddlers.
“The suspect who took to his heels upon sighting the policemen on duty on the said date was rearrested on the 14th July, 2022 following painstaking investigation while 20 bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered. The suspects will be handed over to the NDLEA for prosecution. ”
She also dispelled reports that terrorists have infiltrated the FCT and had their camps on the mountains.
Adeh said, “The Command has also caught the wave of unofficial writeups emanating from malicious or attention-seeking individuals, targeted at promoting fear and apprehension in the mind of residents, suggesting that the territory is under a high infiltration of terrorists who are hibernating on mountain tops and hills.
“While the police and sister agencies are working relentlessly to rid the FCT of criminal elements, and to sustain the relative peace enjoyed in the territory, members of the public are strongly urged to eschew the generation or circulation of any message not from an official stable and to go about their lawful businesses without the fear of harassment or molestation of any kind.”
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