The Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the arrest of six persons in possession of marijuana at popular Alaba Rago Market in Lagos.
A Thirty-seven-year-old Segun Obasanjo and 27-year-old Buhari Oseni alongside four others were cuffed inside the market after allegedly trading Marijuana in the market.
How two members of a drug gang can coincidentally bear the names of former Nigerian President, Obasanjo and current Nigerian President, Buhari is somehow baffling.
However, according to police spokesman, Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), in a statement on Sunday, said the suspects were openly selling Marijuana, illegal dried weeds which intoxicates users and cause irrational behaviours.
They were arrested during a raid of Alaba Rago Market by operatives attached to Okoko Division.
Arrested with Obasanjo and Buhari were: Job Omesi, 16; Ayomide Samuel, 21; Muda Haruna ,30; and Suraju Ayuba, 28.
Aside the suspects, Elkana said six others were held for alleged cultism at about 10:30am by policemen attached to Area J command in connection with a clash that left four persons dead in Ajah on April 14.
The clash left four Aye cultists dead. The axes and jack knives which they used during the clash were recovered from them. Four suspects were earlier arrested and charged to court in connection with the incident, bringing the number of suspects arrested to 10.
Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti is investigating the case and the suspects will be charged to court, Mr. Elkana confirmed.