Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) in Kano State have arrested a husband and wife for being in possession of over 75 bags of dry leaves, suspected to be cannabis sativa.
The disclosure was made on Monday, in Kano, by the state commander of the narcotic agency, Alhaji Garba Ahmadu, who said the woman Hajiya Fatima Jimoh, 40 and her husband, Folorunso Jimoh, were arrested with the exhibits weighing about 757.5 kilogrammes at two warehouses owned by the suspect, located at the different parts of Kano metropolis.
According to him, Hajiya Fatima was nabbed at their residence in Dandishe, Dala Local Government Area of the ancient commercial city.
The NDLEA boss said “She was arrested alongside her husband, Folorunso, who denied knowledge of his wife’s illegal business, saying, ‘I do not know she is into this kind of business. I am not aware of her involvement in drug trafficking. I just came back from a journey before I was arrested by NDLEA officials.’”
However, Fatima, who confessed to have been dealing in cannabis sativa for long, confirmed her husband’s claims saying, “Honestly, my husband is not aware of this business. He is not into it with me. I do not bring it to the house and he has not in anyway gotten involved in it.”