Police in Niger State have arrested two persons in Mokwa, Niger State, for allegedly dealing in hard drugs.
The suspects are 25-year-old Auta Umar Saidu and 52-year-old Mohammed Bala.
Parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Minna, the state capital, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said the suspects were arrested by the police operatives attached to Mokwa Division with 16 bags of Indian hemp.
He said Auta was arrested at Muwo village while attempting to ferry sixteen bags of Indian hemp to Ndayako village.
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Abiodun said during an interrogation, Auta confessed that he was sent by the 52-year-old Bala to receive the bags from one Lawali who brought the items from Ondo State.
“Bala was later arrested and both confessed that the bags were for sale, and they have been into such business together for almost eight months,” he said.