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Men of Lagos State Police command have arrested two drug peddlers at Dantata area, Mile 2, along Badagry Expressway.
The Police arrested the suspects on Friday and recovered weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and other illicit substances from them.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , CSP, Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed this Ina statement on Sunday .
Adejobi said the police had been intimated of the activities of the drug peddlers who were reportedly displaying drugs for sales with impunity around the area.
The PPRO added that the policemen, as a follow up to the tip off, raced to the scene where one Rabiu Mohammed was arrested.
He said “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.”
Adejobi however said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu reiterated his directive to officers and men of the command to go after criminals and hoodlums in the state.
He added that the Commissioner ordered that other members of the syndicate must be apprehended.
The statement read “he 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.
“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.”