The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says a former Lagos BRT driver Muyiwa Bolujoko excreted 90 pellets of cocaine after he was arrested.
Mr Bolujoko was arrested at the screening point of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, where he was to board a Qatar Airways flight en route from Doha to Sharjah, with his trip expected to terminate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
In a statement on Sunday, a spokesperson for the NDLEA Femi Babafemi said the 39-year-old from Ijebu South LGA, Ogun State, was placed under excretion observation after body scan result confirmed drug ingestion.
“While in custody, the suspect excreted all the 90 pellets in four excretions. He claimed he left his N60, 000 per month job as a BRT driver in February and decided to work as a drug courier to raise funds to buy a shuttle bus popularly called ‘Korope’ in Lagos to continue his transport business,” Babafemi disclosed.
He also disclosed that NDLEA operatives intercepted 22 blocks of heroin weighing 23.55kilograms concealed in packs of Nestle Cerelac baby food at the MMIA in Ikeja, Lagos.
According to him, the consignment with a street value of over N4.5billion came from Johannesburg, South Africa on board South African Airways flight on Wednesday 29th June as part of a consolidated cargo that arrived at the SAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport.
After a series of follow-up operations that led to the arrest of two freight agents, the actual receiver of the drug consignment, Chike Eweni, who distributes the substance for his South Africa-based partner was arrested the following day, Thursday, June 30 at a logistics warehouse in Ajao Estate, Ikeja.