It is better to kill me, than destroy my Cannabis Farm- Suspect dares NDLEA

A suspected Cannabis Sativa Farmer, Clement Akor, has told the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,


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It is better to kill me, than destroy my Cannabis Farm- Suspect dares NDLEA
Clement Akor (middle) while he was apprehended by Men of the NDLEA at his Cannabis Sativa Farm


A suspected Cannabis Sativa Farmer, Clement Akor, has told the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to kill him, instead of destroying his 10-hectare Cannabis plantation.

 

Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that, Akor, who is a 42-year old father of six children from Enabo Village in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, made the declaration when he was arrested by the Kogi State Command of NDLEA, alongside his accomplice, David Ameh.

 

Akor, who claimed he had invested so much in the business and could not afford to lose it to the arms of the law, said he learnt the trade in Owo, Ondo State.

 

The prime suspect, cried profusely to stop Men of the NDLEA, from destroying his farm, which is reportedly located in Oketepe in Okula Community, about 10 kilometer from Ejule, under Ofu Local Government of Kogi State.

 

He said he would rather die, than watch the Officers of the NDLEA led by the Kogi State Commander, Alfred Adewumi, destroy what he had worked hard for in the last one year.

 

While acknowledging that he was aware of the law banning the sale of Cannabis Sativa, Akor insisted, “It is business, which must be followed with risk”.

 

His stated: “I am the owner of this farm. I learnt it in Yoruba land. When I cultivated one last year, it was stolen. So it is this year I bought seed from Yoruba land to plant new ones, before I was caught. 

 

"Indian hemp business is luck. In this farm, I can get many bags here. I do sell one bag for N20, 000.00, depending on the area I am selling it. It could be more. I spent N12, 000.00, for labour in cultivating this farm. It is better you people kill me, than destroy this farm land. 

 

"This is my business. I spent a lot to allow this plant grow up to this level. In the next two weeks, I am supposed to harvest it. Now you people have come here to destroy it. Just kill me, so that I won't see you people destroying what I have laboured for. I am looking for money, because I am an illiterate. I don't want to engage in armed robbery or kidnapping, that is why I am into this business of Indian hemp".

 

His action forced the NDLEA Commander, Alfred Adewumi, to calm him down, insisting that the war against illicit use of drug is on course in Kogi State.

 

Addressing journalists earlier today, Wednesday September 2, shortly after the destruction of the large Cannabis Farm, Mr. Alfred Adewumi, decried the increasing use and cultivation of Cannabis Sativa in the state.

 

Adewumi, stated that the two suspects, were arrested through intelligent gathering by Officers of his Command.

 

The Commander, noted that the latest breakthrough in the fight against illicit use of drug in Kogi State, came three days after the Command arrested the duo of Enduarance Samson and Abah Sunday, for alleged possession of 36.2 kilogrammes wrap of Cannabis Sativa.

 

Adewumi, said all the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation were concluded.


Copyright: Fresh Angle International (www.freshangleng.com)


Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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