The Cross River State Police Command has apprehended a 51 year old, Ekeng Asuquo in Calabar in possession of over 200 kg of Indian hemp.
Briefing Journalists at the Police Headquarters, Diamond Hill, Calabar on
Tuesday, Commissioner of Police Abdulkadir Jimoh said it was unfortunate for such an elderly man to engage in the wholesale and distribution of marijuana.
According to Jimoh, the suspect, Ekeng Asuquo who deals in the illicit distribution of Indian hemp was arrested on
actionable intelligence at Egerton street, Calabar.
In his words:” He is one of the people that encouraged criminals and notorious sons in our community and the entire state, because most of them use this
substance and illicit drugs to perpetrate heinous crimes.
“He is a Baron and a leader of cartel who
has chains of other distributors with the
quantity we recover it shows that his chain of distribution is large”.
“His intentions are to destroy the lives of
the youth and boost activities of criminals
in the state. My appeal to parents is to caution their children to desist from patronizing such people because it will
render them mentally imbalance and lead
them to crime. He will be handed over to the NDLEA to face the full wrath of the law”. He said.
Speaking with Vanguard ,the suspect
Ekeng Asuquo said he doesn’t know the
content of the bag adding that he only
kept it for a friend.
“I am not a drug Baron, only received the
bag from a friend of mine,Godwin he told
me it was crayfish ,I have never been
involved in drug neither do I sell it,” he