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NDLEA nabs medical doctor for peddling ‘cannabis’ cookies, biscuits in Edo 


NDLEA nabs doctor for marketing cannabis cookies, biscuits in Edo 

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have apprehended a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, for selling biscuits and cookies mixed with illicit substance in Auchi, Edo state.

Ofoma’s online catering service, Omachi’s kitchen, has been indicted of marketing drugged cookies and biscuits.

Following intelligence and surveillance, narcotic officers of the Edo State Command on Saturday, June 19, 2021, stormed her operational base at 1 winners way, Auchi, where she was arrested.

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The NDLEA operatives also recovered at least 94 pieces of cookies produced with Cannabis Sativa from her base.

Chioma is a graduate of medicine from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka who recently completed her housemanship at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

The 26-year-old has confessed to baking the cookies with skunk in her statement under interrogation.

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Reacting to the report, NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the team for their vigilance and commitment to the goal of ridding Nigeria of the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse.

He charged the Commanders, officers and men of the two Commands and their counterparts across the country not to relent in the discharge of their responsibilities while assuring them that he’ll continue to make their welfare a priority.

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