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NDLEA Arrests Medical Doctor, Ex-Soldier For Dealing In Drugged Cookies

Funke Busari

The war against illicit drug has recorded another success with the arrest of a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma.

She was arrested by the Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in Auchi, Edo State.

The NDLEA accused Chioma of operating an online catering service, Omachi’s Kitchen, through which she sells drugged cookies and biscuits.

The narcotic officers of the Edo state Command on Saturday 19th June, 2021, stormed her operational base at 1 Winners Way, Auchi, where she was arrested and at least 94 pieces of cookies produced with cannabis sativa were recovered.

Chioma, 26, who is a graduate of medicine from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka recently completed her housemanship at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

She has confessed to baking the cookies with skunk in her confessional statement.

Similarly a-30-year-old Emmanuel Ehiramhen, of No. 10 Egan Street Ekpoma, has been arrested by officers of the Edo Command of the Agency for dealing in crack cocaine.

In Kwara State, a-52-year-old ex-soldier, Ibrahim Musa was arrested with 12.167 kilograms of Arizona (cannabis sativa), 4 grams of cocaine and 25 grams of flunitrazepam.

The suspect was apprehended on Thursday 17th June, 2021 at Oke-Odo, Tanke area of Ilorin metropolis when he arrived from Lagos to supply his customers.

Sgt Ibrahim Musa who worked in the maintenance department at Abati Army Barracks, Lagos from where he was deployed to 117 Battalion in Chibok, Borno State before he deserted the Army had arrived Ilorin in company of his wife, Basirat Musa in his Honda Accord car with registration number JJ 707 BL Lagos with the seized exhibit.

 He was however arrested at the point of delivery by operatives of Kwara State Command of the Agency.

Under interrogation, Ibrahim revealed that while at Chibok he got the connection of a supplier of Arizona (Cannabis) and other drugs in Lagos who he immediately contacted when he deserted the Army in October 2020.

He said he decided to go into the illicit drug business to enable him fend for his two wives and three children.

The Agency’s Spokesperson, Femi Babafemi in a statement said the suspect revealed that the latest journey was his second trip to Ilorin to deliver the drugs and decided to travel with one of his wives who was not aware of his mission to Ilorin.

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