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Amotekun nabs teenager with sack of cannabis in Osun



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Some men of the Osun State Security Network, aka Amotekun Corps, have arrested a teenager suspected to be dealing in Indian hemp in the Sabo area of Osogbo, Osun State.

A resident, who identified himself as Olatoye and claimed to have witnessed the arrest, said Amotekun operatives were on the trail of the suspect for some hours before he was eventually caught.

He noted that the teenager was caught with a big sack filled with cannabis.

Olatoye explained that the suspect was believed to be working for a wanted drug baron based in Osogbo, adding that he called his boss on the phone to come and effect his release after he was arrested on Saturday.

Confirming the arrest in an interview, the Field Commander, Osun Amotekun Corps, Amitolu Shittu, said the suspect had been handed over to the Department of State Services for further action.

He said, “The suspect was caught with a 50kg sack filled with Indian hemp. He was working for a known drug peddler being trailed by security agents. He even called his boss and told him he had been arrested and that he should come and secure his release, but the boss did not show up.

“After our men profiled him, we took him to the headquarters of the Department of State Services in Osogbo for further action.

“We hope to sustain our clampdown on criminals in every part of Osun State.”

Amotekun Corps was established to assist police, other security agencies and traditional rulers in combating terrorism, banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping and also help in settling herdsmen and farmers contentions in the southwest region.

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