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September 14, 2016 – NDLEA Arrests South Africa-Based Nigerian With Meth Worth N31Million … Abiodun Banjo Confesses

NDLEA has recovered parcels of methamphetamine valued at N31 million from a South Africa-based Nigerian. The Head, Media and Publicity of NDLEA, Mitchell Ofoyeju, said that the suspect, Abiodun Banjo, 45, was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA).

The arrest took place during the outward screening of passengers on a South African Airline flight to South Africa.

“The parcels of drug tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 3.435kgs with a street value of N31 million in Nigeria,” Ofoyeju said.

man arrested meth worth 31million naira

The suspect, a graduate of Technical College, Ijebu-Ode, has been living in South Africa since 2012. He hails from Osun State. Banjo, who works in South Africa, said the bags were given to him by a friend in South Africa.

His confession:

 “I work in Pretoria. My friend in South Africa called me that his brother would give me two bags containing foodstuff to take to him. He also promised to give me $2,000. I opened the bags and checked thoroughly, but couldn’t find anything incriminating.

That was how I accepted to take the bags. I was surprised when the drug was detected under the bags. I feel very sad that my friend implicated me.”



  1. paul

    September 14, 2016 at 7:22 AM

    you are mad young man for carring bag dey go pay you $2000 once again you mad. You must know what is inside

  2. fifelomo

    September 14, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Hmmm, if your confession is true, then your friend is wicked. Believe me, this friend of yours will deny you. Banjo, u are on your own. It takes the Grace of God for you to get out of the hook. A pathetic case.

  3. buzu-k

    September 14, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    he said he searched the bags thoroughly,and couldnt find anything incriminating,the question there is who planted the meth in the bags? is it NDLEA or the suspect is lying?.for me i dont trust both the suspect and NDLEA.two of them na suspect.

  4. sola olaniyi

    September 14, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    we all should be very careful of the friends we keep

  5. huchennar

    September 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    @fifelomo am surprised you fell for that confession.. his friend promised to give him money just bringing him bag and he accepted that a bunch of lie you don’t need to be told…
    @RAPO THE TRIBALISTIC MAN COME and see your brother involved in the same crime that makes you call other tribes PiG.. so do i say you are also from a PiG tribe clueless person.



  6. D Hunter

    September 14, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Proper investigtion will differenciate the outcome of this case. This is serious and should not be treated with levity.

    The friend he claimed sent him should be invited or promptly arrest and deal with him if he refuses to honour the IV. Investigtion can continue from there.

    I take a stroll…

  7. UZOMA

    September 14, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    I do not believe this guy. A friend promised to pay you $2,000 just to bring foodstuff for him? When we travel home we bring foodstuff for free for our friends from their families. This is a big lie. Ok, lets take your excuse at face value, if actually you checked the bags and found nothing incriminating, then it means the NDLEA planted it in your bags because you did not bribe them. Hmmmmm.

  8. fifelomo

    September 14, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    @huchennar,I fell outrightly for his cheap fat lie.

  9. Bok

    September 14, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    chai tthis guy no be Igbo man, nawa oo I think say na Ibgo man, sorry bra

  10. red

    September 14, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Mr, you’re a bloody liar. Chei!!
    You implicated yourself with that $2000 of a thing.
    How much foodstuffs do you have that will make him part with such money ? Maybe the foodstuffs do cure cancer.

  11. swipzyp

    September 15, 2016 at 4:46 AM

    Omo se lie

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