Around Gateway Junction in Ada George, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, a vigilante group claimed to have arrested a man, Favour Chuks, the son of a Divisional Police Officer who is now on duty, with a bag containing what appeared to be Indian hemp.According to Rivers State Neighbourhood Watch, the arrest happened as a result of a tip that its agents took action on right away.
Mathew Iheanyi, the Neighbourhood Watch’s Director of Operations, revealed this to reporters in the state capital on Wednesday.He claimed that the suspect was apprehended on Tuesday night at approximately ten o’clock while attempting to board a tricycle known as a “Keke.”Iheanyi claimed the suspect was caught smoking after they found him in possession of a red cellophane bag carrying the drug.
The suspect has already been turned over to the Kala Police Division.”As you can see, the man behind us was found in possession of a full bag of drugs,” he said.
He is most likely one of the drug traffickers petronizing those that distribute drugs in Rivers State.He is, in fact, the son of a DPO who is currently on duty. Consider the DPO that this boy is demeaning. At the moment of his arrest, he was even smoking.
“Just consider the amount of narcotics we discovered on him. How are we going to let this scoundrel roam the state at large?”That’s the reason we say that whoever believes that there won’t be peace in Rivers State will also not have peace,” he stated.
Favour Chuks, the suspect, denied being the exhibit’s owner although admitting to using Indian hemp.He claimed that a friend had given it to him to hold onto before he was taken into custody by security personnel.
Attempts to get in touch with Grace Iringe-Koko, the state Police Command spokesperson, were unsuccessful as she did not return multiple calls to her cell phone.
As of the time this complaint was filed, she also had not responded to a text message that had been sent to her.