The NDLEA has arrested two individuals with 153 wraps of cocaine at the Lagos airport. The Airport Commander of the NDLEA division, Garba Ahmadu, said 54-year-old widow and mother of six, Sulaimon Kudirat Aduni, was the first to be arrested.
It was discovered that Mrs Kudirat Aduni ingested 60 wraps of cocaine but was able to excrete 28 wraps. Her life is currently in danger because of the remaining wraps that are still in her.
Garba Ahmadu said: “Kudirat Aduni was arrested on October 26, 2019, during an outward clearance of some passengers. She was meant to board Virgin Atlantic flight to London. On the 27th of October, 2019, she developed serious complications and vomited two wraps which resulted from irritation and stomach discomfort. During our preliminary interview, she confessed that she ingested a total of 60 wraps of cocaine which she has so far excreted just 28 wraps. She coughed continuously before vomiting and fainted in the process. She was immediately rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). After she was confirmed stable, the suspect was taken back to custody. She has been kept under strict observation for possible excretion of the remaining 32 wraps.”
Adunni said she was in need of money and hence, she was given the drug to take to London by one Mukaila. She said he was to give her N1million after the completion of the trip.
The NDLEA command also arrested a person by the name Adindu Obinna Hyacinth, 45, for the ingestion of 93 wraps of cocaine. His fight was to Lufthansa, then to Frankfurt.
Garba Ahmadu said: “In the process of excretion by Adindu Obinna, he made the first excretion of 35 wraps and it was discovered that one of the wraps excreted was almost unwrapped but we immediately attended to him. After taking medication, he excreted a total of 93 wraps with a total weight of 1.620kg.”