University graduate and four others, arrested by NDLEA for drug trafficking
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, has arrested a university graduate along side four others for drug trafficking offences.
The graduate of Economics, Nonso Akubueze, and four other suspects, were apprehended at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The suspects whose names where given as Nonso Akubueze, Simon Omoluonye, Obidike Onodyer, Friday Onyeabor and Emma Ifoh, were caught in possession of 11.5
kilogrammes of cocaine substances valued at N57m.
Punch metro, discovered that the suspects, had successfully smuggled the ban substance into the country from Brazil.
When questioned, Akubueze, who was found carrying 1.1kg of cocaine in his luggage, said he had left for Brazil with the hope of getting a better job, but on getting to Brazil, his hopes of getting a good profitable job was dashed.
“I am a 2009 graduate of Economics but I have no job. I left Nigeria in search of job opportunities. My condition of living in Brazil was worse than when I was in Nigeria. It was my friend that gave me the bag containing the drug.” Akubueze said.
28 year old Simon Omeluonye, said he was offered N1m for the job, stressing that he was planning on starting up a business of his own, and furthering his education.
Obidike Onodyer, 40, told members of the NDLEA investigation crew, that he was offered 200,000 for the 11 raps he was able to ingest.
The commander at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Mr. Hamza Umar, disclosed that the suspects had uses different methods to conceal the substances.
He said, “Different methods were adopted in concealing the drug. One of the suspects, Omoluonye, was caught with both white and crack cocaine in tins weighing 7.8kg. Akubueze had 1.1kg by the side of his luggage while Onodyer ingested 11 wraps of cocaine weighing 0.5 grammes. Onyeabor was found with 74 wraps weighing 1.3kg and Ifoh was caught with 34 wraps weighing 0.7 grammes.
“Apart from Onyeabor, who hails from Enugu State, the four other suspects are from Anambra State.”
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