The FCT Police Command has arrested Thaddeus Joseph, a 32-year-old male resident of Kado Estate Area of Abuja for having a commercial amount of leaves suspected to be Cannabis Sativa.
Thaddeus Joseph was arrested on Wednesday, 7th of September 2022 at about 3:00 pm.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the suspect’s arrest was based on the receipt of credible Information that Joseph cultivates a large farm of leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa on a piece of land at Godab Estate within the Life camp Area of the FCT.
It was also learned that the command has perfected necessary arrangements for the forwarding of exhibits and a suspected Peddler of prohibited substances seized from Thaddeus Joseph to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Confirming the arrest, the Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Josephine Adeh said, ” The Thirty-two (32 ) year old male resident of Kado Estate Area of the Abuja was arrested for the offence of having a commercial amount of leaves suspected to be Cannabis Sativa on the 7th of September 2022 at about 3:00 pm.
“The arrest follows the receipt of credible Information that the above suspect cultivates a large farm of leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa on a piece of land at Godab Estate In the Life camp Area of the FCT.
“Consequent upon the above, a team of the Command’s Intelligence Assets attached to the Anti-Narcotics Section swung into action and apprehended the suspects which lead to the discovery of the farm and removal of the exhibits.
“Upon the arrest, the suspect in a voluntary statement confessed to having been in the practice for about Two(2) years.
“While the suspects and exhibits are being transferred for onward investigation/prosecution, the police investigation has been intensified to track down the chain of supply and other criminal affiliations to this suspected criminal enterprise.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police while urging youths and the residents as a whole to eschew drug and prohibited substances/related crimes noted that the involvement in the production and the consumption of such substances isn’t just a crime against the law but also against one’s self.
“He also reassured the good people of the Territory of the Command’s unalloyed commitment to the sustenance of peace and the onward March against crime and criminality till it is brought to the barest minimum.”