NDLEA Set To Arraign Woman For Planting Cocaine In Pastor’s House

ndlea2All is now set for the arraignment of a 30-year-old woman, Mrs. Joy Ogundare, who was nabbed by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, while planting cocaine in a pastor’s house in Kano.
Mrs. Ogundare, who lives in the same compound with the pastor, whose name was given as Richard Ekenne, is to be arraigned before Justice Zainab Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Kano tomorrow, Wednesday.
According to the NDLEA Kano State Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, preliminary investigation revealed that the accused was caught red-handed planting 2.2grams of cocaine in the apartment of Richard.
When confronted, Mrs. Ogundare in her statement, confessed to her crime, explaining that she wanted to implicate the pastor due to a misunderstanding they had.
“I am not in good terms with Pastor Richard. We even have a pending case at the Magistrate 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 NDLEA Officers”, she confessed.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.), assured that the case will be diligently prosecuted adding that the narcotics 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”, Abdallah stated.

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