NDLEA: Medical Doctor, Ex-soldier Arrested For Dealing In Drugged Cookies, Cocaine

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a medical doctor operating an online catering service – Omachi’s kitchen – in Auchi, Edo State and an ex-soldier who deals on illicit drugs in Kwara State.
The medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma who sells drugged cookies and biscuits was arrested by the anti-narcotic officers of the Edo State command of NDLEA on Saturday 19th June, 2021, following intelligence and surveillance.
The NDLEA officers and men who stormed her operational base at 1 winners way, Auchi, arrested her and recovered at least 94 pieces of cookies she produced with cannabis sativa.
In a statement today, director, media and advocacy, NDLEA headquarters, Femi Babafemi said Chioma, 26, who is a graduate of medicine from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) recently completed her housemanship at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
“She has confessed to baking the cookies with skunk in her statement while under interrogation,” Babafemi said.
The NDLEA spokesman also added that one 30-year-old Emmanuel Ehiramhen, of No. 10 Egan Street Ekpoma was also arrested by officers of the Edo Command of the Agency for dealing in crack cocaine.
Meanwhile, the ex-soldier, Sergeant Ibrahim Musa, 52 was arrested by NDLEA operatives on Thursday 17th June, 2021 at Oke-Odo, Tanke area of Ilorin town in Kwara State with 12.167 kilograms of Arizona (cannabis sativa), 4 grams of Cocaine and 25 grams of flunitrazepam, when he arrived from Lagos to supply his customers.
The NDLEA spokesman said 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.
Babafemi said the suspect was however arrested at the point of delivery by operatives of Kwara State Command of NDLEA.
“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,” the statement revealed.
Reacting to the arrests, Chairman/CEO of NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has commended the Edo and Kwara states commands of the agency for their vigilance and commitment to the goal of ridding Nigeria of the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse.
The NDLEA boss charged the commanders, officers and men of the two commands and their counterparts across the country not to relent in the discharge of their responsibilities while assuring them that he’ll continue to make their welfare a priority.

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