Murang'a man arrested for growing bhang in his shamba

for Tv47 Digital December 29, 2022, 06:25 PM
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Anthony Ngugi, the suspect, upon his arrest by officers from Kenol Police Station. PHOTO/TV47 DIGITAL

A middle aged man from Kibuku, Kenol, Murang'a county is in police custody after police officers found out that he was cultivating bhang in his shamba.

Detectives from Kenol police station spent the day in a hide and seek game with Anthony Ngugi, the suspect, along Kibuku River after getting a tip-off from the public that he was a notorious bhang peddler.

After Ngugi was arrested, he led police to his shamba, where he had planted 156 plants of the banned substance between a maize plantation.

According to Maragua Police Commander Alexander Shikondi, the suspect has been selling bhang to school-going children. Shikondi says it is one of the causes of the rising cases of crime in the area.

Police officers uproot the bhang that was intercropped with maize at the suspect's farm in Murang'a County. PHOTO | TV47 DIGITAL

Upon interrogation, the suspect denied planting having planted the illegal drug. He said it had germinated on its own from the fertiliser he used when planting the maize.

The suspect is in police custody awaiting to be arraigned in court.

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