From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
A 54-year-old Ghanian comedian, Musah Iddrisu aka Charles Udunehi who bought drugs for 19,000 US dollars and a 20-year-old citizen of Congo DRC, Inana Cedrick who claimed to be a secondary school student in Tanzania have been apprehend at Enugu airport with cocaine.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested the two foreigners with narcotic drugs as the two (2) suspected drug traffickers were caught during inward and outward screening of Ethiopian airline passengers.
The NDLEA Commander at the Enugu Airport, Nsikak-Abasi Udoh said that “The Ghanaian comedian ingested 450 grammes of cocaine on his way to Thailand while the student from Congo DRC imported 1.500kg of heroin into the country. We have also apprehended a Nigerian by name John Obi Nwadilichukwu who was to receive the student, collect the drug and pay him for smuggling the drug” Nsikak-Abasi told reporters.
Upon interrogation, Inana revealed that he was given the drug by a – Hide quoted text –
Nigerian woman at Nairobi to deliver to her husband in Enugu.
In his words, “I was given the drug in Nairobi by a Nigerian woman who told me to give the drug to her husband, John Obi Nwadilichukwu who resides in Enugu. I wanted to use the money they promised to pay me in buying beads for sale in Tanzania. I am a secondary school student from a poor home.”
The Ghanaian comedian revealed he wanted to sell drugs in Thailand. “I am a Ghanaian and a comedian by profession. I got involved in drug trafficking because of my financial predicament. I bought the drugs in Ghana, ingested it and came to Enugu airport. As a new airport, I felt the security will not be like other airports but I was caught. I regret my action” he stated.
Chairman of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade said that adequate security efforts have been made to apprehend drug traffickers at the Enugu International Airport.
“We have already deployed our officials to the Enugu airport before it commenced international flights. Adequate security measures have been put in place to apprehend drug traffickers at the airport” Giadestated.