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I was looking for money to take me back home- Ghanaian Indian Hemp suspect

By Nofisat Marindoti, The Nigerian Voice, Osogbo

70-year old Ghanaian who was arrested by the Osun State Police Command for unlawfully planting and harvesting Cannabis Sativa known as Indian hemp, Samuel Agjei, said he engaged in the act to get money to take him back to Ghana.

Agjei was paraded at the Police Headquarters in Osogbo, the State capital, alongside another Ghanaian, Samuel Sule and his landlord, Sule Adeyemo, who claimed he knew nothing about the allegations.

The group which was headed by Agjei, was caught with about five sacks of harvested Cannabis.

In a chat with The Nigerian Voice, Agjei explained what led him to the act. His words, "I have been in Nigeria for almost 20 years now. Earlier this year, a man came to me that he needed someone to work with him on a farm.

"Because I was looking for money to take me back home, I signed a year deal with him and later got to know I would be working on a Cannabis farm. We eventually got arrested and that is why I am here."

Samuel Sule, who is a mobile tailor, jokingly shared his own part of the story too.

"I am a mobile tailor and was invited by my brother from the same country here (pointing to Agjei) to work on the Cannabis farm for five days. Just five days and this happened. "See me see trouble o" see what just five days have caused now." Sule, who seemed to be having fun and not bothered by the offense he was charged with, jokingly told our Correspondent.