Acting on the directive of the Executive Chairman and Chief Security Officer of Okene Local Government, Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammad, a combined team of security agencies in Okene on 25th October 2021, armed with credible intelligence arrested one Ibrahim Usman who is an Indigene of Okene local government for being in possession of hard drugs.
Until his arrest, Ibrahim Usman was a major distributor of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) in Kogi Central and Kabba axis. On interrogation, the suspect made confession statements of being a major Indian hemp distributor within Kogi Central and even own a farm where the plant is grown outside Kogi state from where it is supplied to the state.
Ibrahim Usman has been handed over to Kogi State command of Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation and prosecution.
Again, the distribution of large quantities of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) and packets of drugs suspected to be tramadol and other illicit drugs were also intercepted by security agencies at Okene-eba area of Okene local government.
While the suspects fled on sighting the security agencies, the gallant officers made away with 3 sacks of cannabis sativa and packets of drugs suspected to be illicit drugs that causes severe damage to the brain and other parts the body. The items have been handed over to the appropriate authority for further legal action.
The Council Chairman in a statement said the sting operation by security agencies on criminals in Okene local government will continue until the area is free from crime and the youths desist from selling, distribution and consumption of hard drugs.
Special Adviser to the Chairman
(Media & Publicity)
4th October, 2021