The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps reported it had discovered a large farm of Indian hemp inside a school compound in Anambra State.
A 45-year-old man, Obi Okafor, suspected to be the owner of the farm, the corps, said had been arrested, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
This was disclosed by the Anambra State NSCDC commandant, David Bille, at a press conference in Awka, the State capital.
He added that the suspect was arrested for stabbing a security guard, aged 71 in the school during an altercation following the discovery that he planted the substance in a large expanse of land in the school premises.
The suspect confessed to the crime and took the NSCDC operatives to the location where the cannabis is being planted on a yearly basis. Exhibits recovered from him included a machete, fresh leaves suspected to be cannabis Sativa and other incriminating items.
He said the corps had commenced an investigation to ascertain how the suspect came about cultivating the illegal substance in the compound, adding that the suspect would be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA to face the law.