Lagos - Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have
arrested a 23-year-old student of Management Accounting, Waltham
College, London,(names withheld) over alleged drug trafficking.
The spokesman of the agency, Mr Mitchel Ofoyeju made this known in a
statement, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
in Lagos on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the student was arrested at the Murtala
Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, when he tested positive to
drug ingestion during the screening of passengers on an Arik flight to
``The suspect has completed the excretion of all 92 pellets of substances that tested positive to cocaine weighing 1.535kg.
``The suspect was also found in possession of two tickets. He
presented a valid Asky ticket from Lagos to Lome at the screening but
during search, a valid Arik ticket from Lagos to London was recovered in
``The Lome ticket was to divert attention from him but besides having
multiple tickets, he also tested positive for drug ingestion,” the
Investigations revealed that the unidentified student was a student
of Management Accounting at Waltham College, London, where he had lived
``The suspect claimed he was recruited to smuggle drugs into his
school in London. He was promised N8.7 million with which he intended
using to pay his tuition,’’ the statement added.