The Kwara State Command of Nigerian Police have arrested nine young persons for organising a festival of Indian hemp(Igbo) in Ilorin over the weekend.
Nigerian Cable News gathered that the suspects, whose names are yet to be ascertained at the at press time, were of secondary school age. It was also gathered that the suspects had circulated posters, informing intending members about the event and defied calls by prominent citizens and organisations to call it off.
Sources at the Adewole Divisional Police Station, Ilorin, told journalists yesterday that the culprits were rounded up in Aiyetoro and Asa-Dam area of Ilorin. The sources also added that the suspects will soon be charged to court as soon as the Police complete investigations on their involvement in the act.
When Contacted on a phone call, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident. Okasanmi said:
“I just received the report and I cannot confirm the number of those that were arrested. “The incident happened within the jurisdiction of the “D’ Division under Adewole Divisional Police Station, Ilorin.”
He however, reiterated that the Command will continue to ensure crime prevention to make the residents live in peace and harmony.