1st August, 2021
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two suspected drug dealers, Rabiu Mohammed and Sanni Audu at Dantata area, Mile 2, along Badagry Expressway.
A statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi on Sunday said operatives of the Area “E” Command, FESTAC carried out the arrest on 30 July, 2021, at about 6am.
He said Indian hemp and other illicit drugs were recovered from the suspects.
Adejobi stated that 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 was arrested.
“The suspect confessed that one Sanni Audu, 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,” he said.
Adejobi said 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.
According to him, Odumosu 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.
He said 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,” he stated.