Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a military officer, identified as Anayo Nwamban, for allegedly plotting to implicate his brother by planting cannabis in his house.
A spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said Nwamban, after planting the drug in his elder brother’s house proceeded to report him to the agency.
However, the truth came to light after the alleged drug supplier was arrested.
Babafemi said, “In Ebonyi State, a military officer, Anayo Nwamban, who bought 1.1 kilogrammes of cannabis from Mami market, planted same in his elder brother’s house and then made a report to the NDLEA office with a view to implicating his brother, was arrested on Friday, September 3.
"After the arrest of his supplier, he admitted to purchasing and planting same in his brother’s house.”
The spokesperson also said the agency arrested a 22-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps identified as Arnold Maniru, for allegedly importing four kilogrammes of drugged candies from the United Kingdom.
“The youth corps member serving with a government agency in Abuja was arrested on Saturday, August 28, 2021, following the interception of a consignment at the warehouse of a transport company.
“A controlled delivery of the parcel, which contains the candies laced with Arizona, a strong variant of cannabis and some liquid, was subsequently carried out,” he added.