A former police corporal, George Oliseh has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command with 10 bags of weed suspected to be cannabis. Oliseh, who wore police uniform and had an identity card, was arrested on Sunday at Sagamu, Ogun State, while bringing the bags of hemp from Owo, Ondo State, in his Toyota Camry car with number plate, RSH 101 RE. He was arrested alongside one Isaac Ishicheli, who claimed to be his brother-in-law.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, on Wednesday at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta, paraded Oliseh along with 37 suspected armed robbers, cultists, murderers, and a fraudster
64-year-old Oliseh said it was poverty and frustration that forced him into the illicit business, adding that he had to take care of 23 children and five wives. He explained that he was a policeman, adding that after he was dismissed from the force, he suffered partial stroke on the left hand and leg.
He said he became a commercial driver plying Idanre and Akure. He stated that he met a hemp dealer, named Inspector Umukoro, now late, who introduced the illicit business to him.
"It was Inspector Umukoro, an Urhobo man from Delta, who introduced the business to me, and I embraced it. I was a former corporal in the police. I joined the force in 2002, but I was dismissed in 2009. It was frustration and poverty that forced me into the business, because I have to take care of 23 children and five wives, though two had left."