The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has declared wanted a Port Harcourt-based Prophetess – the founder of Christ Power Adoration Ministries – Faith Ugochi, and a celebrity couple: Igho Ubiribo and Danielle Simba Allen for recruiting teenage girls into drug trafficking, while they serve as arrowheads of an international syndicate operating from Los Angeles, USA.
Their cartel was uncovered when NDLEA operatives at the NAHCO import shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos intercepted a consignment of a strong variant of cannabis concealed in cartons of used wears.
A freight agent, Ukoh Ifeanyi Oguguo was immediately arrested while further investigations led to the arrest of four more suspects: 15-year-old Chikodi Favour; Obiyom Shalom Chiamaka; Nnochiri Chidinma Promise, and Edward Omatseye (aka Montana).
Favour was the first sales girl to be arrested before she led NDLEA operatives to a duplex accommodation around Ikate area of Lekki, which was later discovered to be a rented apartment by the criminal group purposely for four young girls that the syndicate uses for marketing and distribution of illicit drugs.
During their preliminary interviews, it was learnt that the syndicate rented another building used as drugs warehouse inside Richmond Estate, Lekki.
Investigation was able to establish that Favour and Shalom were recruited as salesgirls in the illicit drug trade by Prophetess Faith Ugochi of Christ Power Adoration Ministries, using her church platform to recruit teenage girls brought to her for help.