NDLEA apprehends former local government Vice chairman with cocaine concealed in pairs of slippers at lagos airport.
The Mational Drug law enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has detained former vice Chairman of Lagos island East Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Asekun Kehinde Sakiru.
Asekun was apprehended by NDLEA operatives at Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, with cocaine.
Femi Babafemi, Spokesman of the anti-narcotics agency, in a statement made on Wednesday, May12, stated that Sakiru is a “notorious drug baron”, who has been on the wanted list of the agency so he the arrest of some traffickers and drug seizures linked to him.
Babafemi disclosed that the long arm of the law caught up with the suspect at about 9:40pm on Friday 7th May,2021 while trying to board a virgin Atlantoc airline flight to London, United kingdom at the lagos airport.
At the point of his arrest, Asekun was caught with a kilogrammes of cocaine concealed in five pairs of palm slippers packed inside his suitcase. He has been on the wanted list of the MMIA command of the Agency in connection to a case involving one Azeez Adeniyi ibrahim who was arrested with 6.45kg of cocaine in December 2020.
Although, he claims to be an international businessman who deals in automobiles, investigation is yet to confirm that to be the source of his acquired wealth.
In the course of tracking him, the sum of N131million was seized from his account and another N14million also blacked in the account of one of his traffickers, Azeez Adeniyi Ibrahim, bringing the total sum so far recovered from him to N145million.
Chairman of NDLEA, Brig.General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) said with the support of all stakeholders, the problem of drug trafficking and abuse in Nigeria will be drastically reduced very soon.