I Smuggle Drugs To Indonesia To Raise $5,000 For My Wedding – Suspect
A 33 -year-old trader, Umeme Lotachukwu Fabian, has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos while attempting to traffic drugs suspected to be methamphetamine weighing 1.205kg.
The suspect, while recording his statement, disclosed that he was asked to smuggle the drugs in exchange for five thousand dollars he needed for his wedding.
He said: “I am the only son of my parents. I wanted to invest the money in my clothes business and also commence preparation for my marriage in a bid to settle down in life.”l
“They offered me five thousand dollars to smuggle the drugs to Indonesia”, he stated.
Fabian also explained that he was not aware that drug trafficking attracted capital punishment in Indonesia.
Meanwhile, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect initially claimed to be an Ivorian.
According to NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, the suspect was arrested while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Indonesia with a Cote d’lvoire international passport bearing the name Grou Bi Clauvis.
Garba, however, said that during investigation, it was revealed that the suspect hailed from Anambra State with the name Umeme Lotachukwu Fabian.