Operatives of the NDLEA arrested the popular man of God, Rev. Ugochukwu Ekwem while trying to smuggle wraps of cannabis to Kenya.
According to a press release by Femi Babafemi, Director, media and advocacy, NDLEA HQ Abuja, the General Overseer of Christ Living Hope Church, Rev. Ugochukwu Emmanuel Ekwem, was caught with 54 sticks of drugs wrapped around his body at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.
Pastor Ugochukwu was allegedly arrested while on his way to a three-week crusade in Nairobi, Kenya, by NDLEA agents.
The popular preacher, who owns a church headquarters in Isuaniocha, Mgbakwu road, Awka, Awka North LGA, Anambra state, and two more branches in Lagos and Abuja, was detained on Monday, March 7th, during the outward clearing of passengers on an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.
The 54 sticks tested positive for cannabis when tested.
Throughout a preliminary interview, the preacher admitted that he carried that amount of illegal substance on his body to use during his three-week crusade in Kenya.