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COVID-19 lockdown: Abia Taskforce intercepts vehicle conveying suspected cannabis


The Abia State combined team of the COVID-19 Task force and youths of Ogbudiukwu, Umuopara in Umuahia South local government area of the State, Wednesday, intercepted a Siena vehicle conveying bags of weeds suspected to be cannabis at Ogbudiukwu community.

Briefing newsmen in Umuahia, on Wednesday, the Secretary to the State Government and Chairman, Abia State COVID-19 Committee, Barr. Chris Ezem said that investigation had shown the identity of the driver.

He assured that the law would take its course on the suspect.

Ezem disclosed that apart from the suspected hard drugs, they also recovered cash of One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira in the vehicle.

He urged all to continue to support the efforts of the State government in the lockdown. He equally disclosed that the ban on inter-State traveling remained in force.

Speaking, the State Commissioner for Homeland Security, Prince Dan Okoli and the Transition Committee Chairman, Umuahia South LGA, Dr. Ndukwe Adindu said they were happy with the men at the borders as they were committed to their duties which made them to accost the vehicle.

They called on the youths to shun all forms of crime and live according to the laws of the land.

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