Four people were detained in the Ise region of Ekiti State for reportedly carrying cannabis suspected of being a drug.
The incident came few days after a bank was robbed in the community, leading to the death of a police officer.
The suspects were arrested by the police at about 7.45 am when the monthly sanitation programme, which normally cause restriction of human and vehicular movements, was ongoing.
Revealing this to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Saturday, the police spokesman, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said the suspects were arrested along Ise-Emure road when his men were on patrol of the area.
Ikechukwu said they were arrested with dangerous weapons and with full load of substance suspected to be Indian Hemp inside a mini bus fondly called (Akoto).
“I can’t confirm that four men have been arrested in connection with the Thursday’s bank robbery in Ise Ekiti. We are still investigating and trailing the perpetrators.
“But I can confirm to your that our men this morning arrested four men inside a mini bus carrying full load of Indian Hemp in Ise Ekiti.
“Apart from the fact they transported this dangerous weeds, they were caught with dangerous weapons which were not expected to be carried about.
“They are presently being arrested and the inquiry has started to be able to determine the magnitude of their participation in the illicit trade, so that their unions can be fished out,” he said.