A woman identified as Miss Ijeoma Franca pictured above has been apprehended by officers of Kuje prison in Abuja while trying to smuggle Indian hemp into the Medium Security Prisons, Kuje, Abuja.
In a statement released to newsmen, the spokesperson of the FCT Prison Command, Humphrey Chukwuedo, said the banned substance was concealed in a carton of biscuit and was discovered while she was being searched by the prison officials. When interrogated, Franca said a man named Daniel asked her to deliver the substance to his brother, Daniel Amechi, who is an inmate in the prison.
“During the interrogation, she claimed that one Mr Daniel had engaged her to take some package to his brother, Mr Miracle Amechi, who is an inmate in Kuje prisons and the package includes a carton of spicy biscuit, rolls of milk and milo, shirts and N2,500 and that she was ignorant of the real content of the carton of spicy biscuit,” the statement read
Franca has since been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for further action.