According to the Head, Public Affairs of NDLEA, Ofoyeju Mitchell, the drugs, were discovered in false bottom of two bags the suspect wanted to check-in at the departure hall. He said the suspect was arrested during outward screening of passengers on Ethiopian airline flight to South Africa.
According to NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Mr. Ahmadu Garba; “A Nigerian living in South Africa by name Ayoola Ayodeji Adebayo was found in possession of 3.920kg of methamphetamine on his way to South Africa. The drug was found in a false bottom of his luggage while he was trying to check-in the luggage. The case is being investigated.”
The suspect who holds a Higher National Diploma in Estate Management at Osun State College of Technology in 2006 said that he made a mistake getting involved in drug trafficking. “I am a grocer in Pretoria. I have lived in South Africa for over three years. I am married with two children. My friend in Pretoria asked me to bring two bags to him. He bought my return ticket and gave me one hundred and fifty thousand naira. I thought the drug would not be detected because it was neatly concealed. This is a big mistake on my part because I have sustained my family with the grocery business. It will not happen again if I can get out of this problem” Ayoola stated. Read more