A statement by NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi on Sunday said the suspect was arrested on Saturday over 2.55 kilograms of cocaine recovered from a toilet at the E-Arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.
Babafemi explained that the drug was discovered in the toilet of the airport on Friday after it was dumped there by Mose who was obviously scared of being caught by narcotic officers positioned at the airport.
“The following day, Saturday 13th November, the actual owner of the consignment, Okafor arrived at the airport from Brazil via an Ethiopian Airlines flight and was promptly arrested.
While being interviewed in custody, he confirmed he is the owner of the seized illicit drug,” the NDLEA said in the statement.
Reacting to the arrest, the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers involved in the operations across the commands for sustaining the heat on drug cartels in the country.
He said, “We are proving to the bad guys and merchants of death that we will not stay a step ahead of them but two steps in this game, and this we must sustain as we prepare to go into the new year.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how a Nigerian actor, Chekwume Malvin was arrested by the police after he was caught red-handed selling drugs in India.