Mrs. Adisa Olayinka, 46-year-old, resident of Ibafo, Ogun state, and a native of Ilorin, in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara state, has been arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), following her excretion of 80 pellets of cocaine.
NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, confirmed this in a statement released on Monday.
He said, Mrs. Adisa Olayinka, a business woman, was arrested on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, during an outward clearance at the boarding/screening section of Qatar Airways, flight number 1418, on her way to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Umrah (Lesser Hajj).
Babafemi also revealed in the statement that, Olayinka was picked after she was suspected to have ingested hard drugs; and consequently, taken into custody where she eventually excreted pellets of narcotics.
She, Olayinka, confessed to the crime saying she got the N2.5million consignment, from six (6), different sources at the popular Akala area of Mushin in Lagos State.
Mrs. Adisa Olayinka further testified that, a woman she met during her last Umrah trip to Saudi Arabia in 2019, encouraged her to try out the drug trafficking business; while also stating that, she needs to raise N7 million for InVitro fertilization, (IVF), treatment, after been married for 28 years without a child.
In a similar development, Mr. Inusa Abdulrazaki was also arrested with 101 wraps of Heroin, weighing 1.3 kilogrammes on Friday, Nov. 19th, at Gate C -Departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos, on his way to Italy, via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines.
The drugs were reportedly concealed inside a bag of garri, (cassava flour)
17.90 kilogrammes of khat, another brand of narcotic, was again recovered on Saturday, November 20th by NDLEA operatives where it was abandoned.
Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa has commended the operatives for their vigilance and steadfastness, in seeing a drug free Nigerian society.