30-year old woman, Mrs. Joy Ogundare, will appear before a Federal High Court in Kano today for allegedly implanting a substance suspected to be cocaine in the apartment of a cleric, Pastor Richard Ekenne.
Ogundare, who confessed to the crime, said she wanted to plant the cocaine in Ekenne’s house in order to implicate him, because of the misunderstanding between the two of them.
She said: “I am not in good terms with Pastor Richard. We even have a pending case at the Magistrates’ Court here in Kano. That was why I wanted to plant cocaine in his apartment to implicate him but I was caught in the process by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officers.”
The Kano State NDLEA Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, said preliminary investigations revealed that Ogundare, who lives in the same compound with Ekenne, was caught implanting 2.2 grams of cocaine in the cleric’s apartment apparently to implicate him for what he did not know anything about.
Umar said the woman was paying for the evil she committed. The NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (rtd.), promised that the case would be diligently prosecuted. He said: “The agency will continue to uphold the rule of law. The agency respects the rule of law and will remain meticulous in its operations.
“We are pursuing this case to a logical conclusion. Everything possible will be done to prevent the innocent from being punished while the guilty will never escape justice.”