NDLEA: Church Overseer Intercepted With 1,430kgs Cannabis In LNG Truck
The General Overseer of Seraphic and Sabbath Assembly, Lagos, High Priest Nnodu Azuka Kenrick, a student of Emmanuel College of Theology, Samonda, Ibadan, Udezuka Udoka and their freight agent, Oyoyo Mary Obasi have been paraded by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over attempt to export 283 parcels of skunk weighing 14.90 kilograms and 204 grams of methamphetamine concealed in four 25-litre kegs of palm oil for export to Dubai through the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos to Dubai, United Arab Emirate.
The general overseer was arrested on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at his Seraphic and Sabbath Assembly church located at 1, Sabbath Close, Ijesha area of Lagos, following the arrest of Obasi and Udoka on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at the Lagos airport.
Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA,said obasi indicted the cleric and his son, Chisom Obi, who is now at large.
Obasi said the cleric and his son compelled her to take the job, adding that Kenrich was always referring to the illicit drugs as Ice and Bible, (Street names for Methamphetamine and Cannabis) in their telephone text message chats.
The theology student was introduced to Obasi to assist her because she was new in the business. Udoka said he was paid N2 million for his role and had to do it because he needed the money for his education. NDLEA Spokesperson said.
Another attempt to send a consignment of skunk and tramadol 225mg to the UAE by a Dubai-returnee, Nnamani Monday Innocent was also frustrated following his arrest at Trade Fair complex in Ojo area of Lagos, where he had gone in company of his friend Nwanana Emmanuel Ikechukwu with the cargo to a freight company to process the consignment for export on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
In the same vein, NDLEA operatives attached to the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO), the same day intercepted a cargo enroute to London. The consignment contained food items packed in a carton; the four walls of the carton were used to conceal 1.10 kilograms of methamphetamine while the freight agent, Agholor Emmanuel, who presented the cargo for export was arrested.