A 53-year-old fake soldier has been arrested with 218kg of Indian hemp in Niger state. He was nabbed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
The fake soldier was identified as, Vwang David, and was arrested for being in possession of 335 blocks or 218 kg of weeds suspected to be Cannabis Sativa in Niger State.
The agency’s Commander in the state, Mrs Sylvia Egwunwoke, revealed this, yesterday, in Minna that the suspect was nabbed in Makwa, Makwa Local Government Area of the state.
She said that the drug was concealed in a Toyota Camry car with number plates KWL 874 FH at Makwa town.
She said that the suspect was stopped at Jebba checkpoint but refused to stop.
“Our personnel, unknown to him were following him and was arrested where he stopped to eat at Makwa town,’’ Egwunwoke said.
She said that the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.
In a chat with Journalists at the NDLEA Zonal Office Minna, the suspect said he never knew what was in the booth of the car as he was only sent on an errand with the vehicle.
“I am not the owner of the car. My friend only sent me to deliver the car to his wife in Minna.
“I did not know what was in the booth of the car. I have never seen Indian hemp in my life, this is my first time of seeing it.
“I regret my action and it is my friend that pushed me into this trouble,“ Vwang explained.
He said as he was being arrested, his friend, who was in another car zoomed off.