Ex-Convict Caught With Illegal Drugs At Lagos Airport


Onyeka Charles Madukolu, an ex-convict, has been remanded into custody by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos.

In a statement released on Sunday, NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi said that the 44-year-old man had been arrested for bringing 5.90 kilograms of cocaine into Nigeria hidden inside cans of deodorant and women’s lip gloss.

“Onyeka who was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in Ethiopia for drug trafficking offences and released from prison in 2020, was again arrested on Friday 16th September 2022 at the Lagos airport on his return from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian Airlines flight,” Babafemi said.

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“A search of his luggage revealed he had concealed 5.90kg cocaine inside cans of deodorants and female lip gloss. During the preliminary interview, he claimed to have gone into the drug business to raise fresh capital to start a legitimate business after his release from Ethiopian prison in 2020.”

According to the anti-narcotic agency, the suspect – a father of two kids, one each from a Nigerian woman and a Brazilian lady – said he was in the motor spare parts business before going into the criminal trade.

Charles, an indigene of Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, told NDLEA officials that he was expecting to be paid an N2 million on the successful delivery of the illicit drug in Nigeria.

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