The Federal High Court in Kano is set to commence the trial of a thirty year old woman who was caught planting cocaine in a pastor’s house by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The accused will appear before Justice Zainab Abubakar on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016.
According to the NDLEA Kano State Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, preliminary investigation revealed that the accused Mrs. Joy Ogundare who lives in the same compound with Pastor Richard Ekenne was caught red-handed planting 2.2grams of cocaine in Richard's apartment.
The accused in her statement explained that she wanted to implicate Pastor Richard because of the misunderstanding between her and the Pastor.
“I am not in good terms with Pastor Richard. We even have a pending case at the Magistrate 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 NDLEA Officers,” she stated.
NDLEA Chairman and Chief Executive, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) assured that the case will be diligently prosecuted adding that 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,” Abdallah stated.
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