Four Indian hemp planters arrested in Ondo

Four Indian hemp planters have been arrested by the Joint Taskforce of the Ondo State Ministry of Natural Resources in the Akure Forest Reserve.

They were apprehended while preparing parts of the forest for the cultivation of the cannabis, destroying economic trees and other forest resources.

According to the Director of the Joint Task Force in the Ministry, Alhaji Moshood Obadun, the planters were arrested following following a tipoff.

The state commissioner for Natural resources, Mr Idowu Otetubi said no enchrochers in government forest reserves across the state would be spared.

He noted that the enchrochers acted in defiance to government directive to all illegal occupants to vacate it’s forest reserves across the state.