Medical doctor, ex-soldier arrested for alleged drug trafficking


A medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma has been arrested in Auchi, Edo State, by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for operating an online catering service, Omachi’s kitchen, through which she sells drugged cookies and biscuits.

Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja in a statement on Tuesday said that at least 94 pieces of cookies produced with cannabis sativa were recovered from Ofoma upon her arrest.

According to him, the suspect confessed to baking the cookies with skunk in her statement while under interrogation.

He further revealed that the agency also arrested a 52-year-old ex-soldier, Ibrahim Musa with 12.167 kilograms of Arizona (cannabis sativa), 4 grams of Cocaine and 25 grams of flunitrazepam in Kwara.

Babafemi said the suspect was apprehended on Thursday 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 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,” he said.

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