I was promised N1m – 53-year-old man caught with 386 grammes of illegal substance confesses
By Osahon Ibizugbe
A man simply identified as Otaka, who is a shoe merchant revealed that he was promised N1 million to transfer hard substance to Cambodia.
He was arrested alongside a 57-year-old man, Odogwu Augustine Ike, on Wednesday, March 8.
He disclosed he ingested the substance because he was afraid of swallowing it. He said: “I was afraid of swallowing the substance so I chose the insertion method. I inserted 386 grammes of the substance into my backside in my desperation to get the N1 million promised.”
The commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Hamisu Lawan, while confirming the arrest said the duo tested positive for narcotic ingestion.
He said: “Odogwu Augustine Ike was caught with 110 wraps of hard substance weighing 2.150kg from Tanzania on an Ethiopian Airline flight, while Otaka was found to have inserted seven wraps of hard substance weighing 386 grammes into his backside on an Egypt Airline flight to Cambodia. Both suspects are currently under investigation.”
Chairman of NDLEA, Muhammad Abdallah, assured that strict screening will be done in other to prevent illicit movement of narcotics by cartels.