Men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has arrested the General Overseer of Christ Living Hope Church, Rev. Ugochukwu Emmanuel Ekwem, for carrying 54 sticks of drugs.
In a statement issued by the agency, Rev. Ugochukwu Emmanuel Ekwem was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, in Lagos while on his way to a three weeks crusade in Nairobi, Kenya.
The preacher who has his church headquartered in Isuaniocha, Mgbakwu road, Awka, Awka North LGA, Anambra State, and two other branches in Lagos and Abuja, was arrested on Monday 7th March, 2022, during the outward clearance of passengers on Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi via Addis Ababa.
The NDLEA said that when the drugs were tested, the 54 sticks proved positive to cannabis.
According to the source, the suspect confessed during a preliminary interview that he packed that quantity of illicit substance on his body to use during his crusade in Kenya.