A 30-year old woman, Ogundare Joy, who was arrested by officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Kano state has confessed why she planted cocaine in her pastor’s residence before her arrest.
The Kano State NDLEA Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, told reporters in the state that preliminary investigations revealed that Joy, who lives in the same compound with Ekenne, was caught implanting 2.2 grams of cocaine in the cleric, Richard Ekenne’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.), commenting on the incident, promised that the case would be diligently prosecuted.
Abdallah 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,” the Chairman stated adding that the suspect will be charged to court.
On her part, Joy confessed to the crime, saying she wanted to plant the cocaine in Ekenne’s house in order to implicate him.
According to her, there had been an unsettled misunderstanding between them.
Joy 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 30-year-old added.