A 27-year-old suspected drug queen, Mujidat Opoola has been arrested for drugs concealed in fetish bowls, containing scary native black soap and sponge on two Oman-bound male passengers at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The passengers, Raji Babatunde Kazeem and Akinbobola Omoniyi were travelling together to Oman, Middle East on Ethiopian Airlines flight on Monday July 11 2022, when they were intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the airport.
NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi,confirmed that a search of their luggage revealed wraps of cannabis sativa hidden in bowls of native black soap and sponge packed into a bag containing food items, which Kazeem was carrying.
Both Kazeem and Omoniyi immediately alerted the anti-narcotic officers that Mujidat who was still within the vicinity gave the bag containing the illicit substance to them at the airport.
She was promptly arrested.The suspect accepted responsibility and stated that she brought the luggage for the two passengers to give to her husband in Oman.
Mujidat, who hails from Oyo East LGA in Oyo State, confessed during preliminary interview that the bag containing the food items were packed by her with different items, including the black soap used to conceal the illicit substance.
Also in Nasarawa state, NDLEA operatives have intercepted over 91 jumbo bags of cannabis, weighing 1,029.5kg concealed in a truck mounted natural gas tank by
Doma road, around 500 Housing Estate, Lafia. A 52-year-old suspect, Ernest Ojieh, was arrested in connection with the seizure on Saturday 9th July.
This was barely four days after operatives at Agwan Doka, Lafia, seized 38 big bags of the same substance with a total weight of 367kg. Two suspects: Abdullahi Iliyasu, 30, and Bashir Mohammed, 29 were arrested over the seizure.