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NDLEA Arrests Saudi-bound Grandmother with 1.6kg Cocaine



NDLEA Arrests Saudi-bound Grandmother with 1.6kg CocaineNigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency arrested a 57-year-old grandmother, Omolara Morayo Odeyemi, with cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on her way to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The suspect, a textile merchant at the Balogun Market in Lagos, who claimed to be going on a pilgrimage, was arrested with the hard substance.

The Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, in a statement on Saturday said  “A female passenger, Odeyemi Omolara Morayo, with a valid Egypt air ticket from Lagos to Saudi Arabia has been arrested with 1.595kg of cocaine.

NDLEA Arrests Saudi-bound Grandmother with 1.6kg Cocaine“The cocaine, which was concealed in a false bottom of her bag, was discovered during routine check on passengers at the departure hall. We had to cut the bag open to recover the cocaine because of the way it was neatly concealed. She was immediately arrested and the case is currently under investigation.”

Odeyemi, an indigene of Ogun State was quoted to have said, “I am a textile merchant at Balogun Market, Lagos. I have two children and my daughter is married with children. Recently, I told my friend that I loved to go on pilgrimage this year and she promised to sponsor my trip. “That was how she collected my international passport, processed my travel documents and bought a return ticket on Egypt Airline. The only favour she requested from me was that I should take a bag to Saudi. She also told me that somebody would collect the bag from me at Jeddah. “It was an empty bag, so I kept my personal effects inside it. On getting to the airport, officers discovered cocaine inside the bag during search and I was arrested.”

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.), was quoted as saying, “Smuggling cocaine to Saudi Arabia under any guise is condemnable. It is good that she was arrested here because drug trafficking attracts capital punishment in Saudi. “Apart from saving her from execution in Saudi, the prompt arrest also protected our country from disrepute. The agency will not relent in the fight against illicit drug production, trafficking and abuse.”

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  1. Emmanuel Osemudiamen

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:40

    First to comment yay!

  2. Godwin Elvis

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:40

    Mama u still dy find money

  3. Stanlio Mario

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:41

    D hustle is pure

    • Israel Hadehkunleh

      Mar 12, 2017 at 19:49

      I dey tell you

  4. Emmanuel Wesley

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:46

    hmmm na true say money no dey do person, mama even u?

  5. Sylvzenia Agbo

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:49

    D YORUBA mama!! Mama . Hail oo

  6. Mishack Mgbenwere

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:50

    Tribalism everywhere, grandma are you hustling for your own or for someone? Maybe because of your age they think you will cross freely. Mama you have commited.

    • Vera Ngozi Vera

      Mar 12, 2017 at 21:26


  7. Michelle Michael

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:54

    That’s goodnews!

  8. Flora Enarhome

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:55

    Na for where you wan go spend de money? Disgrace is your second name.

  9. Loretta Abati Obokoh

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:55

    Alhaja grandma oku ego lol

  10. Clement Adegboye

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:57

    Mum mum ooo shape shape money

  11. Comfort Joseph

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:59

    hehehe…granny even u?

  12. Olatoye Bukkylove

    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:59

    may god help her

  13. Olagunju Emmanuel Olaleyeh

    Mar 12, 2017 at 20:02

    Holy molly! I’m glad she got caught at Lagos!! Else her kids, grand kids would be preparing for funerals by now!! I’m happy for her, it’s another chance/ shot at life and living!

  14. Gift Tijani

    Mar 12, 2017 at 20:08

    Awon Alhaja

  15. Aminat Balogun

    Mar 12, 2017 at 20:12

    Wht a disgrace

  16. Nonso Dike

    Mar 12, 2017 at 20:12

    nothing wey recession no dey cause,even grandma don join

    • Vera Ngozi Vera

      Mar 12, 2017 at 21:28

      Hahaha. Grandma wan hammer

    • Nonso Dike

      Mar 12, 2017 at 21:49

      oya let her in shame now

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    Mar 12, 2017 at 20:17

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  18. Emmanuella Otta

    Mar 12, 2017 at 20:50

    Area mama! You no escape this one. Old fool;draging the name of our country into mud. Aah! Mama!

    • David Kalu

      Mar 13, 2017 at 06:56

      That’s hash!

  19. Vera Ngozi Vera

    Mar 12, 2017 at 21:28

    Grandma wan hammer

  20. Bidemi Julius Bidex

    Mar 12, 2017 at 21:29


  21. Nehemiah Danjuma

    Mar 12, 2017 at 21:48

    Wow!!!:big dealer

  22. Annet Abbiyesuku

    Mar 12, 2017 at 21:51

    What if her penalty was to sniff it all ..just thinking out loud

  23. Olamide Balogun Oluwatimilehin

    Mar 12, 2017 at 21:54

    NAWA o

  24. Daniella Koroma

    Mar 12, 2017 at 22:10

    Simeon H Ganda grandma no dey follow last

  25. David Kalu

    Mar 13, 2017 at 06:54

    Saw this On NL two days back, and my question still remains! Who’s Granma is this???????

  26. Chioma Iwuchukwu

    Mar 13, 2017 at 07:04

    Well-don ma….. who’s gran ma is dis…d love for money!

  27. Kerry Nelly

    Mar 13, 2017 at 13:20

    the woman nor wan carry last. she nor even wan leave am for children

  28. Helen Uyoh

    Mar 13, 2017 at 15:01

    Can u imagined!! You ought to be role model to younger ones madam!! what are u looking for money for? to bleach abi,, grandma u fall my hand.

    • Oby Favour

      Mar 13, 2017 at 19:46


  29. Oby Favour

    Mar 13, 2017 at 19:50

    Just Negodu

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