Friday, September 13, 2013
Final Year Student Of UNIZIK Excretes 25 Wraps Of Cocaine At Enugu International Airport
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency of Nigeria
(NDLEA) Thursday arrested a 400 level student at the newly upgraded
Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu.
The suspect, Chizoba Anselem Nwabuwa, 32 year-old Fine and Applied
Arts student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State was
apprehended during the inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian
flight from Brazil enroute Addis-Ababa.
According to the head of the NDLEA at the Enugu Airport, Mr.
Nsikak-Abasi Udoh who confirmed the arrest the suspect excreted 25
wraps of liquid that tested positive for cocaine.
"The suspect excreted twenty-five (25) wraps of liquid substance. When
tested with the United Nations drug testing kit, it tested positive
for cocaine weighing 1.250kg. This first arrest and seizure is
exciting to us because we just commenced operations" Nsikak-Abasi
Narrating his ordeal Nwabuwa stated that he had wanted to use the
proceeds from the illicit trade to finance his Art Gallery.
His words: "I am a 400 level student of Fine & Applied Arts at the
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. I wanted to use the
half a million naira (N500,000) they promised to pay me in developing
my Art Gallery.
They assured me in Brazil that authorities will not be able to detect
liquid cocaine, so I was confident. Unfortunately, things have
turned-out the other way. I regret my involvement in drug
Meanwhile, Chairman of NDLEA Ahmadu Giade while expressing
satisfaction with the arrest said that the agency would give high
priority attention to all the airports in order to apprehend drug
smugglers across the country.
In his words, "the Agency accords high priority attention to all the
airports. We shall continue to up-scale our operations at the airports
and prevent drug trafficking syndicates from using the nation's
Giade urged members of the public to pursue legitimate businesses at
all times noting that a good name is far better than ill-gotten