The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested the General Overseer of Christ Living Hope Church, Rev. Ugochukwu Emmanuel Ekwem, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport for drug peddling.
The Man of God was arrested with 54 sticks of drugs wrapped around his body while on his way to a three-week crusade in Nairobi, Kenya.
The popular preacher who’s church headquarter is located at Isuaniocha, Mgbakwu road, Awka, Awka North LGA, Anambra state and two other branches in Lagos and Abuja, was arrested by NDLEA on Monday 7th March, during the outward clearance of passengers on Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi via Addis Ababa.
In a statement by its spokesman, Femi Babafemi, titled, ‘Church General Overseer arrested with drugs at Lagos airport’, the NDLEA said when the drugs were tested, the 54 sticks proved positive to cannabis.
According to the statement, the clergyman confessed during a preliminary interview that he packed that quantity of illicit substance on his body to use during his three weeks crusade in Kenya.