On Wednesday, Kano Road Traffic Agency(KAROTA), apprehended Mr. Ekennah Okechuku for transporting more than 60 cartons of Indian Hemp into the state.
It was reported that upon his arrest, the suspect who was apprehended by Personnel of KAROTA was discovered to be on the wanted list of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kano Command for the same crime.
A statement issued by KAROTA Public Relations Officer, Nabilusi Abubakar Kofar-Na’isa and sent said while handing over the suspect to the Commander, NDLEA, KAROTA Managing Director, Baffa Babba Dan’agundi stated that his agency had recently ordered the relocation of the Sabon Gari Luxurious Buses Park due to report of such crimes committed using such vehicles.
The order is beginning to yield intended results as some of the luxurious bus companies now cooperate with KAROTA to expose any person or group of persons transporting any prohibited goods or items into Kano using their services, said the statement.
He warned that any company whose driver or his boys is found guilty of conniving with unscrupulous individuals to commit a crime in the state, such vehicle, would be seized and the company expelled from the State.
According to the statement, the Commander, NDLEA, Kano Command, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul expressed gratitude to KAROTA for the synergy between the two agencies which led to the arrest of the suspect whose command has been on his trail.
He said the command had earlier intercepted two consignments belonging to the same person who has employed tactics of concealing his exhibits in unsuspecting packs and move in a separate vehicle which has made it difficult to arrest him.
The suspect who hails from Imo State has since confessed to his crime revealing that he was transporting the drugs from Lagos to Kano where he supplies his customers.