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Grandmother Arrested With 1.7Kg Of Cocaine In Lagos

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Grandmother Arrested With 1.7Kg Of Cocaine In Lagos

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Sept 27, 2012 – Grandmother Arrested With 1.7Kg Of Cocaine In Lagos

A 65-year old grandmother, who is also a mother of six, was on Wednesday arrested for alleged drug trafficking, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, said Thursday. naijagists.com

NDLEA said the suspect, Hassan Fatimat Abike, also known as Chika Okoye, was to board a British Airways plane at the Murtala Muhammed international airport in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, when she was arrested with substances suspected to be cocaine.

“Every arrangement appeared to have been made for a 65-year old grandmother to smuggle 1.740kg of cocaine into London in herbal syrup,” said Mitchell Ofoyeju, NDLEA Head of Public Affairs.

“It was not her fist time of going to London and the drug was cleverly packed to avoid detection. It was packed in balloons and inserted in ten plastic containers of herbal syrup,” Ofoyeju said.

He quoted the Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, as saying that the suspect had two international passports that bear Hassan Fatimat Abike.

Her passport numbers, he said, are A03348648 and A3771781A.

“She was caught during the screening of British Airways passengers to London. The cocaine found in her possession was packed in balloons and prepared into the shape of the plastic bottles. It was also wrapped in black polythene inside 10 plastic bottles of local herbal mixtures. Each bottle was neatly sealed to avoid suspicion,” Umar was quoted as saying.

Preliminary investigation, NDLEA said, revealed that she is also known as Chika Okoye.

“She speaks Ibo and Yoruba fluently. Her father is a native of Abeokuta while her mother hails from Owerri, Imo State,” NDLEA said.

The agency said that the suspect currently lives alone in Owerri and sells clothes to earn a living.

NDLEA alleged that the suspect claimed ownership of the drug in a statement and explained that it was given to her by a friend. Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade was quoted as saying that NDLEA is investigating her claim.

“The case is under investigation to ascertain her role. This is very worrisome considering the fact that she is a grandmother,” Giade was quoted as saying.

NDLEA said the suspect will soon be charged to court.(PM reports)

16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Abayomi Akinmusire

    September 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    dats very bad idea.

  2. Fabrigas

    September 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    This is really embarrassing, although legally she is still a suspect but I will say she is a disappointment to mankind. I taught people as old as she is are meant to guild and advice the young once against indulging in such act. Anyway I pray she is not guilty sha cuz she is too old for the penalty..

  3. Akinnuoye Henry Gbeminiyi

    September 27, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Bad economy in Naija….but I still blame her for allowing her self to be used for selfish interest.

  4. Ebhos Vera Sofia

    September 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    very bad!

  5. Holyanrewhaju Tyaiwo

    September 27, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    hmmm this is out of hand.

  6. kemmy

    September 27, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    What a disgrace? @ 65,

  7. Monica Mathias

    September 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Not your average looking drug smuggler.

    • Tina McElligott

      September 27, 2012 at 10:39 PM

      Mother of six…..DNA test please

  8. Yekeen Olayinka Nathaniel

    September 28, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    very bad and ridiculous for that 65year old grandmother.

  9. Henry from Ghana

    September 28, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    What an exporter, nna dis baffles me, an old woman dat supose her ways right with God so dat she make heaven! Wonders they said shall never end

  10. Henry joseph

    September 28, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    9ice 1 there mama** is jst dat luck was nt on ur side u hav d brain instead of u selin firewood u tot of sumtin big. I SALUTE U

  11. Africanshop

    September 28, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    too bad! who would suspect such a person. well, as they say, it’s not written on the face!

  12. Emydon Kennedy Ndabai

    October 1, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Don't Know What To Say….

  13. Ola Odetola

    October 2, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Don't blame her cause our contry is bad and the woman have to suvive fuck our bad government…

    • ms ohio ERANKO

      July 3, 2014 at 6:44 AM

      IF YOUR COUNTRY IS BAD, PLEASE,YOU NEED TO GO TO MEXICO OR BRAZIL, TO SEE WHAT WE CALLED HELL, THEN YOU WILL KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ARE WORST THAN NIGERIA.

  14. olahemeka

    March 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    madam what is your problem, you suppose to be asking God for forgiveness but you went and added more sins, madam what do you think God will tell you now because i know you will not survive this. may God forgive you.

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