A High Priest Nnodu Azuka Kenrick, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over attempt to export drugs through Lagos airport to Dubai, United Arab Emirate.

Nnodu, the General Overseer of Seraphic and Sabbath Assembly, Lagos, was arrested after paying the sum of N2,000.000.00 (Two Million Naira) to a student of Emmanuel College of Theology, Samanta, Ibadan, Udezuka Udoka,
to train one of the worshipers in his church, Oyoyo Mary Obasi on how to smuggle drugs.

NDLEA’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi said in a statement on Sunday that the church leader was nabbed, while attempting to export methamphetamine and skunk consignments concealed in kegs of palm oil through the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja.

Nnodu was arrested on Saturday 11th February 2023 at his Seraphic and Sabbath Assembly church located at No 1, Sabbath Close, Ijesha area of Lagos, according to NDLEA before two suspects: Oyoyo Mary Obasi and Udoka were nabbed on Thursday 9th February at the Lagos airport.

He revealed that the two suspects and a freight agent who facilitated the deal before operatives swooped on them and impounded the seizure of 283 parcels of skunk weighing 14.90 kilograms and 204 grams of methamphetamine concealed in four 25-litre kegs of palm oil in a bid to outsmart operatives of the agency.

In her statement Mary indicted the General Overseer of her new-found church, Nnodu and his son, Chisom Obi, who is now at large as the persons that gave her the consignments for export after being compelled to take an oath of secrecy as well as a sacrifice of chicken in the church while High Priest Nnodu prayed for her for the success of the transaction.

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Mary alleged that she was recruited by her church GO, Mary said the clergyman and his son used threats to compel her to take the job after they knew she had known their secrets, noting that High Priest Nnodu was always referring to the illicit drugs as Ice and Bible, (Street names for Methamphetamine and Cannabis) in their telephone text message chats.

The theology student, Udezuka, according to her, was introduced to Mary to assist her because she was new in the illicit business. Udezuka said he was paid N2 million for his role and had to do it because he needed the money for his education.

The anti-narcotic agency in another attempt to send a consignment of skunk and tramadol 225mg to the UAE by a Dubai-returnee, Nnamani Monday Innocent was also frustrated following his arrest at Trade Fair complex in Ojo area of Lagos, where he had gone in company of his friend Nwanana Emmanuel Ikechukwu with the cargo to a freight company to process the consignment for export on Tuesday 7th February.

NDLEA operatives attached to the SAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport on the same day intercepted a cargo going to London, United Kingdom in the same vein.

The consignment containing food items packed in a carton, four walls of the carton were used to conceal 1.10 kilograms of methamphetamine while the freight agent, Agholor Emmanuel, who presented the cargo for export was immediately arrested, the NDLEA also said in the statement.

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