Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Ekiti State Police Command have arested a suspected drug baron, Ojo Fadeyi Femi, in Atikankan area of Ado-Ekiti.
Spokesperson of the command, Sunday Abutu, in a statement on Sunday, August 22, said Indian hemp, cocaine were recovered from the suspect.
"On the 20th of August, 2021 at about 2330hrs the Rapid Response Squad(RRS) received a credible tip off that a group of hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers were in Atikankan area of Ado-Ekiti," he stated.
"The Rapid Response Squad(RRS), upon the receipt of the information, swung into action and mobilized to the scene which is one of the known blackspots in Ado-Ekiti. On sighting the operatives, the hoodlums took to their heels but eventually, one of them identified as Ojo Fadeyi Femi was arrested
"The scene was searched and items such as 43 wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, 40 wraps of white powder suspected to be cocaine, two sharp cutlasses and fifty two thousand seven hundred and fifty naira (52,750) were recovered
"The arrested suspect claimed the ownership of the exhibits recovered and also confessed to be a drug baron, while effort has been activated to arrest the suspects at large." the PPRO added.