NDLEA Arrests Grandma With Cocaine In Hair

Cocaine in hair

Giwa Ayoka Sikirat, a 53-year old grandmother, has been arrested with
cocaine hidden in her hair, Nigeria’s anti-drug agency said on Monday.
was apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA,
Abuja, the Nigerian Capital, while on her way to Pakistan, the agency
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, said the
suspect was arrested at the weekend following the discovery and seizure
of a kilogramme of white powdery substance that tested positive for
“The suspect, Giwa Ayoka Sikirat concealed the drug in
her beautiful hair style while trying to board an Ethiopian airline
Flight ET 910 to Pakistan enroute Addis Ababa and Dubai,” NDLEA said in a
Abuja Airport commander, Mr Hamisu Lawan, was quoted as saying: “There
was no prior information on Sikirat as the drug was detected when a
female officer carried out a body frisk on her during outward screening
of passengers.”

Lawan said a 59-year old suspected accomplice,
Joseph Umunna, an indigene of Anambra State, who brought Sikirat to the
airport, was also arrested.
NDLEA said the drug was concealed in her hair in Lagos before she was taken to Abuja by her sponsors.
suspects will soon be charged to court in line with the NDLEA Act for
unlawful exportation and conspiracy to export 1kg of cocaine,” NDLEA.
The agency said Sikirat attended St. Louis Primary School, Mushin and Isolo Secondary School both in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
She also attended School of Fashion and Design in Lagos in 1994. She hails from Kwara State.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News.She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books.Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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