Two Nigerians have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for ingesting 163 wraps of cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) on charges of drug trafficking.
They have been identified as 54-year-old woman, Sulaimon Kudirat Aduni and 45-year-old Adindu Obinna Hycinth who were on their way to London when she was nabbed has excreted 28 out of the 60 wraps of cocaine she swallowed, while Adindu has excreted 93 wraps.
Sulaimon Kudirat Aduni who is a widow disclosed that she joined the drug trafficking gang after facing a hard time in her clothing business. She further revealed that she was contacted by one of her friends Bunmi who stays in London. Bunmi reportedly sent over one Mukaila to help her swallow the drugs.
The NDLEA Airport Commander MMIA, Garba Ahmadu said Aduni was apprehended after she developed complications and vomited two wraps resulting from irritation and stomach discomfort.
Ahmadu said: “She was arrested on October 26, 2019, during outward clearance of passengers. She was to board Virgin Atlantic flight to London.
On October 27, 2019, she developed some complications and vomited two wraps resulting from irritation and stomach discomfort.
During the preliminary interview, she admitted that she ingested a total of 60 wraps of cocaine. She has so far excreted 28 wraps. She coughed intermittently before vomiting and fainted in the process.
She was promptly rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). After she was certified stable, the suspect was taken back to custody.
She is being kept under strict observation for possible excretion of the remaining 32 wraps.”
Hycinth, on the other hand, said he got into the crime because someone stole his N6 million and he was desperate for cash. He further revealed that he was promised €3,000 if the trip to Frankfurt was successful.
Ahmadu said: “In the process of excretion, the suspect made the first excretion of 35 wraps of suspected hard drugs and it was observed that one of the wraps excreted was almost unwrapped. After taking medication, he excreted a total of 93 wraps of suspected hard drugs with a total weight of 1.620kg.”