LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Katsina State has paraded two sisters and the spouse of one of them before journalists on 28 March for being in possession of 6 kilogrammes of Indian hemp.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), NDLEA commander in Katsina State, Mohammed Bashir, in a statement, revealed that one of the women, Rabi Musa, 45, was arrested for being in possession of three kilograms of Indian hemp.
He said Rabi was assisting her husband, now at large, to sell the illicit drug in connivance with her sister, Zainab Musa and her husband.
Zainab and her husband were reportedly arrested for being in possession of another three kilograms of Indian hemp.
Bashir said the arrest of Rabi led to the arrest of the two other suspects and assured that husband at large would be apprehended.
He affirmed that the three suspects already arrested would be prosecuted accordingly.
Bashir attributed the rampant divorce cases in Katsina State to drug abuse and called on parents to take drug integrity tests of their would-be sons-in-law seriously.
He also urged parents to consider requesting for drug-free certificates from would-be sons-in-law before giving out their daughters out in marriage rather than getting swayed by wealth.
Fielding questions from Journalists, 45-five-year-old Rabi confessed to committing the crime but explained that she was only carrying out her husband’s instructions in order to be seen as a loyal wife.
She pleaded for forgiveness and advised women and parents to be careful about the suitors asking for their daughters’ hand in marriage.
Bashir further disclosed that the NDLEA arrested four other suspects in a vehicle with expired ammunition.
The four suspects were later found to be car snatchers who robbed the owner of the car, a senior Police Officer at gunpoint.
“A few days ago, three other suspects, artisans, were nabbed on the Kano-Katsina Highway with a car suspected to have been stolen in Jos,’’ Bashir said.