A 37-year-old man, Segun Obasanjo and five others have been arrested by the police in Lagos selling Indian hemp in a market.
Arrested with Obasanjo were Job Omesi, 16, Ayomide Samuel, 21, Buhari Oseni, 27, Muda Haruna,30, and Suraju Ayuba, 28, police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), says in a statement on Sunday.
They were nabbed during a raid of Alaba Rago Market by operatives attached to Okoko Police Division on Saturday afternoon.
He states that the suspects were openly selling Indian hemp.
Besides the suspects, Elkana says six others were held for alleged cultism at about 10:30 am by policemen attached to Area ‘J’ Command in connection with a clash that left four persons dead at Ajah, Lagos, on April 14.
“Babatunde Wasiu, 30, Bolaji Elijah, 25, Joseph Timothy, 32, Bolaji Olayiwola, 22, Saheed Lateef, 22, and Julius Augele, 20, were arrested in connection with a clash between Eiye and Aiye cults on April 14, at General Paint, Ajah.
“The clash left four Aye cultists dead. Axes and jack knives, which they used during the clash, were recovered from them. Four suspects were earlier arrested and charged to court in connection with the incident, bringing the number of suspects arrested to 10.
“The Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos is investigating the case and the suspects will be arraigned,” he says.