The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Katsina State, Nigeria has arrested two sisters and the husband of one of them for possessing six kilograms of Indian hemp.
Rabi Musa, 45, was arrested for being in possession of three kilograms of Indian hemp while assisting her husband in selling the illicit drug in connivance with her sister Zainab Musa and her husband.
The three suspects would be prosecuted, and Rabi’s fleeing husband would soon be arrested.
The NDLEA’s commander in Katsina State, Mohammed Bashir, blamed rampant divorce cases in Katsina State on drug abuse and called on parents to take drug integrity tests of their would-be sons-in-law seriously.
He also advocated that parents must demand drug-free certificates from would-be sons-in-law before giving out their daughters in marriage.
Fielding questions from newsmen, Rabi confessed to committing the crime but explained that she was only carrying out her husband’s instructions 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.
In a separate incident, the NDLEA arrested four suspects in a vehicle with expired ammunition. They were later found to be car snatchers who robbed the owner of the car – a senior police officer – at gunpoint.
“A few days ago, three other suspects, artisans, were nabbed on the Kano-Katsina Highway with a car suspected to have been stolen in Jos,’’ Bashir said.