Police arrest soldier with 81 Indian Hemp parcels, charms in Bauchi.
Posted by Onome Naomi
The Bauchi State Police Command said it has arrested a military man with 81 parcels of dry leaves suspected to be cannabis popularly known as “Indian Hemp”.
The Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State, Umar Sanda, disclosed this when he paraded the suspect alongside others at the Command’s Headquarters on Tuesday.
He said the suspect is attached to the Nigerian Army 145 Battalion, Abia State.
He said: “On 6th February 2022 at about 12.00noon, our Safer Highway Patrol along Bauchi-Darazo Road, Bauchi State while on routine Stop and Search, intercepted a Toyota Highlander vehicle driven by one Yusuf Gongpolai Adams attached to Nigerian Army 145 Battalion, Abia State, who is presently on Development course at the Nigerian Army School of Environmental and Science Technology, Benue State.
“A thorough search was conducted and eighty-one parcels of dry leaves suspected to be cannabis was found in his possession.
“During the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime.”
Sanda said that other exhibits seized from the suspect, Yusuf Adams, are one pair of Army uniforms, two Michelin tyres, one Army helmet, one bag containing some clothes and some charms.
He said an investigation was ongoing into the matter after which the suspect would be handed over to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.