A bus belonging to the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta , (FUNNAB) has been intercepted and the driver arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Customs for conveying Indian hemp through a border town in Ogun State.
The command said its operatives also arrested the driver of the bus. The state’s NCS Comptroller Sani Madugu said NCS operatives intercepted the coaster bus, marked FUNAAB 50 B-100 FG, with 211 parcels of cannabis made into book sizes and concealed in rice bags.
Madugu said the driver, Abolade Bolaji, was caught at Imeko border town of Ogun State while allegedly smuggling the illegal drugs into the country. The Comptroller handed the suspect and exhibits to the state command of NDLEA for further investigation.
NDLEA Ondo State Commander Bala Fagge hailed the NCS for the feat, saying the cannabis recovered from the suspect weighed 295.4kg. But FUNAAB, through the Head of the Directorate of Public Relations, Mrs Emi’ Alawode, said it remained a law-abiding institution.
The management of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, (FUNNAB) pledged to carry out a thorough investigation on the incident and to ascertain what happened.