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Military officer engaged us to transport Indian hemp —Suspects

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Hindi Livinus, Yola

The military command in Adamawa State has paraded two males involved in the sale of Indian Hemp.

The two suspects identified as Emmanuel John and Joseph Paka said they were transporting the drugs on behalf of a military officer whose identity they claimed they had revealed to the military authorities.

The Brigade Commander, 23rd Armoured Brigade, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Bello, who stated that the men would be handed over to the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, explained that they were caught at a military checkpoint in Girei enroute Uba town in a Toyota Starlet car laden with the psychotropic substance.

John and Paka told journalists that the drugs belonged to a military officer popularly known as ‘Americana.’

John explained that Americana engaged them to transport the drugs after convincing them of safe passage to Uba.

“Americana got us to come to Yola to convey this Indian hemp for him to Uba. He showed us his identity card and told us not to worry that there would be no problem. Joseph Paka was driving the Starlet when our vehicle was stopped at the military checkpoint in Girei and we were arrested,” he narrated,

An NDLEA official, Hammanjulde Umar, said the claims by the men would be investigated, while thanking the military for the drug seizure.

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