NDLEA arrests drug dealing Lagos airport cleaner

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) on Sunday, confirmed the arrest of a cleaner, Sunday Ohiagu, for drug peddiling at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, in Ikeja, Lagos State.

THECONSCIENCEng reports that the agency’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement, said Ohiagu was arrested on Tuesday following the arrest of a Dubai-bound passenger, Obinna Osita at the airport.

He said Osita, an intending Air Peace flight passenger, was arrested with three bags, two of which contained eight blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 4.25kg concealed in cassava product, garri and crayfish.

Babafemi said Osita was arrested alongside another member of the airport syndicate who worked with Ohiagu.

The statement read in part, “Investigations revealed that a Dubai-based drug dealer recruited Osita, 42, a native of Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State, to traffic the drugs and equally contracted Ohiagu, 34, an airport cleaner from Orlu West Local Government Area of Imo State, to create access for the unhindered passage of the trafficker.”

“The drug syndicate bust, which is the first drug arrest at the new terminal of the MMIA, comes on the heels of the seizure of a consignment of bottles of Viju and fearless energy drinks used to conceal skunk for export to Dubai, UAE, through the NAHCO export shed on Monday, August 15.


“A freight agent has already been arrested in connection with the seizure.”