A large farm of Indian hemp has been uncovered inside a school compound in Anambra state. The discovery was made by the men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Tuesday.
A 45-year-old man, Obi Okafor, suspected to be the owner of the farm, the corps, said had been arrested. Mr David Bille, The Anambra State NSCDC commandant, made the disclosure during a press conference in the state capital, Awka.
The suspected owner of the hemp farm allegedly stabbed a security guard at the school after he discovered that he planted the banned narcotic in a school ground leading to his arrest.
Bille added, “Following credible intelligence report, operatives of the NSCDC arrested a 45-year- old man from Uruofo village, Nri, Anaocha LGA of Anambra State. “The suspect was arrested at 12:00 hrs for allegedly attacking, macheting and injuring one Mathias Ajoagu, a 71-year-old security guard in the school.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and took the NSCDC operatives to the location where the cannabis is being planted on a yearly basis. READ ALSO: Insecurity: “We need help from China” – Speaker of House “Exhibits recovered from him included a machete, fresh leaves suspected to be cannabis Sativa and other incriminating items.”
The force added that they intended to investigate the matter further.