The National Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, has warned the people of the state against accommodating users and sellers of Indian hemp in their houses.
The agency issued this warning during an enlightenment campaign at the Oja’ba Central Mosque on Friday, in Ibadan.
Addressing the congregation, the NDLEA Assistant Commander in the state, Toyin Ajanaku, disclosed that anyone caught accommodating sellers of Indian hemp in his or her premises risking the lose of property to the federal government.
Mr Ajanaku stated it has been noticed that many houses in Ibadan harbour and allow their premises to be used for the sale of Indian hemp and other hard drugs.
He implored people involved in such illicit acts to stop before the hand of the law catches up with them.
He noted that one of the consequences of taking hard drugs is the increasing insecurity in the state and Nigeria in general.
He added that government will do everything under the law to ensure that insecurity is eradicated in the country.
“We are here to advise you on the implications of taking hard drugs and harbouring sellers for you to desist and ban those using your premises in transacting drug business.
“Drug abuse is responsible for insecurity in the country and we urge you to desist and report those engaging in drug abuse to the NDLEA for peace to reign in the country,” Ajanaku said.
He urged the people of the state and Nigeria in general to support NDLEA in the fight against drug abuse.
He said that major crimes being committed in the country are carried out under the influence of hard drugs, adding that the NDLEA will continue in its effort in dealing with those engaging in illicit drugs.