It seems there is no end to the sensational drug stories. Regardless of how many people are caught daily for drug trafficking, it is no deterrent to new offenders.
A 65-year-old woman, Hassan Fatimat Abike also known as Chika Okoye was apprehended at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos on Wednesday 1.740g of cocaine by NDLEA officials. Lol. A frequent flier, the drugs were packed in balloons and inserted in ten plastic containers of herbal syrup to avoid detection.
According to the Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, the suspect has two international passports that bear Hassan Fatimat Abike. Her passport numbers are A03348648 and A3771781A. “She was caught during the screening of British Airways passengers to London. The cocaine found in her possession was packed in balloons and prepared into the shape of the plastic bottles. It was also wrapped in black polythene inside 10 plastic bottles of local herbal mixtures. Each bottle was neatly sealed to avoid suspicion”, Hamza explained.
This lady has six children and many grandchildren. She currently lives alone in Owerri and sells clothes to earn a living, when asked what made her jeopardize her reputation, she decried any knowledge of the drugs. Her words:
.“I live at Owerri alone because my children are grown up and now have their families. I sell clothes to take care of myself. I met an old friend two weeks ago and during our discussion, I told him I will soon be traveling to London. He asked me to deliver some herbal medicine to his sick relative in London. I was only trying to assist an old friend. I blame myself for everything because I should have turned down his request. The drug was detected during search at the airport” she stated.