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NDLEA arrests drug queen over narcotics in fetish bowls at airport

A suspected drug trafficker, Opoola Mujidat, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

She was arrested after the agency intercepted two passengers who were traveling to Oman on Monday, July 11, 2022.

A statement issued by NDLEA Spokesman, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday said the two passengers, Raji Babatunde Kazeem and Akinbobola Omoniyi, were caught before boarding a flight.

According to the statement titled, ‘NDLEA arrests drug queen over narcotics in fetish bowls at Lagos airport,’ the NDLEA said Mujidat planted drugs concealed in a fetish bowl of soaps and sponge on the two passengers.

“Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a 27 year-old drug queen, Mrs Opoola Mujidat for planting drugs concealed in fetish bowls, containing scary native black soap and sponge on two Oman-bound male passengerss at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, MMIA,’’ Lagos, the statement said.

“The passengers, Raji Babatunde Kazeem and Akinbobola Omoniyi, were travelling together to Oman, Middle East on Ethiopian Airlines flight on Monday 11th July when they were intercepted by NDLEA operatives at the airport. A search of their luggage revealed wraps of cannabis sativa hidden in bowls of native black soap and sponge packed into a bag containing food items, which Kazeem was carrying.’’

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“Both Kazeem and Omoniyi immediately alerted the anti-narcotic officers that Mujidat who was still within the vicinity gave the bag containing the illicit substance to them at the airport. She was promptly arrested.’’

According to the statement, Mujidat confessed that she brought the luggage for the two passengers to give to her husband in Oman.

The NDLEA said it also arrested a 52 year old Ernest Ojieh on July 9 in connection with over 91 jumbo bags of cannabis, weighing 1,029.5kg concealed in a truck at Lafia, Nasarawa State.

According to the agency, the arrest was barely four days after operatives at Agwan Doka, Lafia, seized 38 big bags of the same substance with a total weight of 367kg and arrested two suspects, Abdullahi Iliyasu, 30, and Bashir Mohammed, 29, over the seizure.

The agency added, “In Kaduna and Adamawa, over half a million pills of pharmaceutical opioids were seized and suspects arrested in raid operations across the two states. In Kaduna alone, 294,400 pills of Tramadol and Diazepam were seized from: Shaban Nasir, Aminu Usman and Shamsudeen Hussaini, along Abuja-Kaduna express road as well as Sa’idu Yahaya and Umar Abubakar, during a follow up operation in Kano, all on Friday 15th July.

“In the same vein, over 227,000 different grades of Tramadol tablets were seized during the raid of a patent medicine store at Sabon Layi, close to Mubi main market, Mubi North LGA, Adamawa State on Sunday 3rd July. Recovered from the store where a suspect, Nasiru Abubakar, 27, was arrested include Tramadol 250mg (aka Boko Haram); Royal Tramadol 225mg (aka Vectra); Tramaking Tramadol 225mg (aka Jan Dara); Tramadol 200mg (aka Dogari); and Tramadol 100mg(aka Green), among others. Another suspect, Idris Adamu, 25, was also arrested in a shoe shop in the same Sabon Layi where over 5,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg were recovered from him.”

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