Operatives of the Nigeria Police Command in Edo State have arrested two suspects for conspiracy and unlawful possession of illicit drugs.
The Command’s spokesman, SP. Chidi Nwabuzo confirmed the arrest of 40-year-old Gladys Omoruyi and 20-year-old Emmanuel Nworie in a statement on Saturday.
SP Nwabuzor alleged that the suspects were nabbed on February 9th 2024 at about 1745hrs of operatives of the Command crack team led by the officer-in-charge, CSP Adenodi Bamidele.
The statement said the team while acting on a Tip-off that a house occupied by one Saturday at Ologbo Community, Off Benin-Abraka Road, Benin City, was loaded with large quantities valued to be five king size of illicit drugs suspected to be Cannabis sativa.
Nwabuzor in the statement he issued on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police, CP Funsho Adegboye, said the exhibit recovered and the suspects are undergoing serious investigation.
He said the CP Adegboye, advised patients and guidance to warn their children and wards to desist from illicit drugs use and stop them from patronizing illicit drug dealers.
“He (CP) strongly warned the dealers of these illicit drugs to stop their blood money making illicit drugs business otherwise be willing to face the wrath of the law”, Nwabuzor said.