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How NDLEA nabs Church GO with drugs at Lagos airport

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday said it has arrested the General Overseer of Christ Living Hope Church, Ugochukwu Ekwem with suspected drug at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos on his way outside the country.

In a statement by the NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, the anti-nacotic agency said that the suspect was arrested on his way to a three-week crusade in Nairobi, Kenya, with 54 sticks of drugs wrapped around his body.

He said that the youthful and popular preacher has his church headquarters in Isuaniocha, Mgbakwu road, Awka, Awka North LGA, Anambra state.

Babafemi disclosed that the suspect who also has two other branches in Lagos and Abuja was arrested on March 7.

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He said that the arrest was made during the outward clearance of passengers on Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi via Addis Ababa.

According to him, when tested, the 54 sticks proved positive to cannabis.

”The clergyman confessed during preliminary interview that he packed that quantity of illicit substance on his body to use during his three-week crusade in Kenya,” he said.

Babafemi said that the operatives also arrested another passenger, Nnakeanyi Chukwuka, who arrived the airport on Ethiopian Airlines flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Addis Ababa.

He said that the suspect was intercepted during the inward clearance of passengers at the E-Arrival Hall of the MMIA.

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