By Mike Ofulue
A Police Inspector who was alleged to have driven a highlander jeep carrying substances suspected to be Cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp) has been arrested by military operatives at a check point along Igbara Oke/Ilesha Express way.
The policeman who is serving with the state police command was understood to have loaded the indian hemp from Ifon heading towards Ilesha when the military at a check point at Owo/Ifon axis stopped him, but failed to stop.
His refusal to stop made the Army operatives to put a call across to other military check points in the state before the suspect was nabbed at a point at Igbaraoke area of the state.
The Hope reliably gathered that as soon as he was arrested and his vehicle was searched, bags of Indian hemp were recovered, the military operatives immediately moved the suspect and the exhibits to their barrack and later handed him over to the NDLEA authority who in turn informed the police who requested that the suspect be brought to them for investigation and proper interrogation.
The suspect is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) in the police headquarters along Igbatoro road in Akure undergoing interrogation.
A competent police source who confirmed the incident told The Hope that the suspect has not been able to give satisfactory reason for being in possession of the Cannabis and may soon undergo orderly room trial and possible dismissal.
He described the incident as unfortunate wondering why a police inspector should involve himself in dealing with Indian hemp while in uniform, driving and conveying the exhibits.
He also revealed that another police seargent is also in their custody for allegedly using a Hilux vehicle with police number plate to convey Indian hemp adding that both suspects are still undergoing investigation.
According to him, upon investigation, it was discovered that the said Hilux was an auctioned vehicle that belonged to the NPF before it was auctioned.