'Weed' Dealer's Arrest Causes Unrest In Ondo
Several youths in Ayede Ogbese town in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State did not take the arrest of one alleged Indian Hemp dealer, Adebo Ademola well.
They took to the streets on Saturday to protest.
Police officers were said to have arrested Ademola for allegedly dealing in drugs, particularly, cannabis, also known as Indian Hemp, in the community.
According to an eyewitness, the youth protested the arrest of the suspect, saying he does not deal in illicit drugs.
The protesters were said to have blocked all major roads in the town including the Akure-Owo-Abuja Highway.
It took the intervention of the anti-riot policemen before the road could be cleared.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and blamed the protesters, whom he said acted in error.
He explained that the state Commissioner of Police, Hilda Harrison, ordered the arrest of Ademola.
The police spokesperson explained that the suspect was caught with various incriminating objects.
He adds that there is no justification for the residents of the town to resist policemen from carrying out their lawful duty.
He specifically noted that the suspect and one other person arrested were caught with substances suspected to be Indian hemp.