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Teenager; three others held over 42 bags of Indian hemp in Ogun

A nineteen year old boy James Tiva and three others namely Anayor Okechukwu,m’ 25yrs, John chid m’ 32yrs and Felix Tehemeh m’ 20yrs were on Saturday 9th of November 2019 arrested with 42 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
The suspects were arrested following an information received by the DPO ijebu igbo police station that some cannabis farmers who have just harvested their illicit farm products were coming to pass through the town with the weeds.
Upon the information, the DPO SP Kaseem Solotan quickly mobilized his men and headed straight to the forest where the suspects were said to be coming from.
The suspects were accosted on the road where four of them were apprehended with 42 bags containing weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects has a large expanse of land inside the forest where the cannabis is being planted on yearly basis.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police cp Bashir makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
He also praised members of the public for their alertness and provision of necessary information that led to the arrest of the suspects.
The Commissioner of Police therefore directed that a comprehensive investigation that will lead security agencies to the farm where the cannabis is being planted be carried out without delay.
Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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