The Suspect, Amobi Okafor
An Indian hemp farm located inside a school compound in Anambra State has been uncovered by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
45-year-old man Amobi Okafor, said to be the owner of the farm inside Lake City Secondary School in Nri community of Anaocha Local Government Area was initially arrested for allegedly macheting a security guard in the school during an altercation before the discovery was made.
Commandant of the NSCDC in Anambra, Mr David Bille said;
“It would be recalled that on the 13/02/2020 following credible intelligence report, operatives of NSCDC arrested one Amobi Okafor ‘m’ aged 45 from Uruofo village, Nri, Anaocha LGA Anambra State.
“The suspect was arrested at about 12:00 hrs for allegedly attacking, macheting and injuring one Mathias Ajoagu (security guard at Lake City Secondary School) m’ aged 71 years.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and took the NSCDC operatives to the location, behind Lake City Secondary School, where he grows cannabis on a yearly basis.
“Exhibits recovered from him include machet, fresh leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa(indian hemp) and other incriminating items.”
Billie further disclosed that Amobi will be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to face the law and to serve as a deterrent to others, after an investigation into how he came about cultivating the illegal substance in the compound.