The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested two sisters and the spouse of one of them for being in possession of six kilograms of Indian hemp, IGBERETV reports.
Addressing newsmen on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, the narcotics agency’s commander in Katsina State, Mohammed Bashir said that one of the women, Rabi Musa, 45, was arrested for being in possession of three kilograms of Indian hemp.
He explained that Rabi was assisting her husband, now at large, to sell the illicit drug in connivance with her sister, Zainab Musa and her husband. Bashir said Zainab and her husband were also arrested for being in possession of another three kilograms of Indian hemp.
He said the arrest of Rabi led to the arrest of the two other suspects and assured that her fleeing husband would soon be arrested. The three suspects already arrested would be prosecuted, he assured.
Fielding questions from newsmen, 45-five-year-old Rabi confessed to committing the crime but explained that she was only carrying out her husband’s instructions in order to be seen as a loyal wife.
She pleaded for mercy and advised women and parents to be careful about suitors asking for their daughters’ hands in marriage.