The Operatives of the Area “E” Command, Festac of the Lagos State Police Command on 30th July, 2021, at about 6am, arrested two (2) drug peddlers at Dantata area, Mile 2, along Badagry Expressway, Lagos State and recovered weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and other illicit substances from them.
The police had been intimated of the activities of the drug peddlers who were displaying drugs for sales with impunity around the area. The policemen, as a follow up to the tip off, raced to the scene where one Rabiu Mohammed, m, was arrested.
The suspect confessed that one Sanni Audu, m, was the major dealer/supplier. The police went after Sanni Audu and arrested him with some qualities of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and illicit substances.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while reiterating his directive to officers and men of the command to go after criminals and hoodlums in the state, ordered that other members of the syndicate must be apprehended. He further directed that the illegal items/illicit substances in the custody of the suspects and in any part of the state must be recovered in order to reduce the quantity of hard/illicit drugs in circulation.
The police boss equally directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.
CP Hakeem Odumosu therefore reassured the general public of adequate security of lives and property and sustainable fight against the menace of drug misuse and abuse in Lagos State.