The Police in Lagos, in an evening opening, have arrested some hoodlums who are in the habit of smoking Indian hemp in Gowon Estate, near Egbeda area of Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The arrest was sequel to complaint by the residents over increasing illegal sales and rampant smoking of hemp in most parts of the estate by youths and suspected criminals.
A reliable source at the Gowon Estate Police Station told NAN that the suspects were arrested in the act, following a tip-off by residents.
The residents had on Dec. 3, wrote a petition to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, to save them from the menace of hemp smokers.
“In most cases, the smell of the substance takes over flats, thereby making it impossible for occupants to breathe…