- The Police has arrested a women in Masaka, Karu local government area of Nasarawa state
- Doris Ossai was arrested with 187 bags of substance suspected to be Indian hemp
- Ossai denying her involvement said she is only a fish seller who owns the building where the substance was found
The Nigerian police on Friday, December 15, said it arrested a woman, Doris Ossai, with 187 bags of substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
The police said Ossai was arrested in Masaka, Karu local government area of Nasarawa state.
Speaking to journalists at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, the spokesperson for the police, Jimoh Moshood, said Ossai's arrest followed a coordinated operation by a Special Tactical Squad of the inspector general of police.
He said that efforts were also being intensified to apprehend other suspects who might be involved with Ossai.
But reacting to the allegation, Ossai which was not into Indian hemp business.
She claimed she was only a fish seller and owner of the house where the substance was found.
She also said that the house where the suspected Indian hemp was found was rented to one Monday Osaze who had told her that he wanted to move in with his family.
The police however said, the suspect would be charged and arraigned in court as soon as investigation on the matter is completed.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian Prisons Service announced the dismissal of eight officials for various offences.
The NPS said the officials were involved in various crimes like trafficking in mobile phones and dealing in substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
The dismissal of the officers were approved by the controller-general of prisons, Jaáfaru Ahmed.
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