Samuel Agu was captured by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Nasarawa State on Friday for allegedly cultivating and harvesting 12kg Indian hemp otherwise called cannabis sativa in his farm land.
Samuel Agu who is the village head of Koje community in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state was paraded as a drug dealer at the command office in Lafia, the state capital.
Confirming his arrest the commander in the state, Mr. Sumaila Ethan, said in a statement that:
“On March 4, 2016, we arrested Mr. Samuel Agu, the village head with bags of cannabis sativa weighing about12 kg.
“The village head confessed that he had been getting the supply of the cannabis seeds from a Fulani herdsman, the weed seized from him was the remnant of what he harvested from his farm.
“The village head, who is expected to live an exemplary life style that is worthy of emulation, was the same person selling cannabis for consumption.”
Samuel Agu will join other arrested drug dealers to be prosecuted in court.