The Suspect: Oledibe Charles Chigozie

The Nigerian drug enforcement agency arrested a major drug trafficker at the weekend of September 3, 2011 with 5.850kg of high grade cocaine with an estimated street value of about 41 million naira.

Oledibe Charles Chigozie with the parcels of cocaine

The suspect, Oledibe Charles Chiagozie, 37 year old was caught at the International Airport (MMIA) Lagos on his way from Brazil with 5.850kg of cocaine industrially concealed in his luggage. Anti-narcotic officials detected the drugs during the screening of passengers on a Turkish Airline flight at the arrival hall of the MMIA.

Oledibe's bag with the parcel of cocaine

Oledibe Charles Chiagozie who claimed to be a 2001 graduate of Fine and Applied Arts at the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu earns a living as an Artist in Enugu. During interrogation, he stated that he travelled to Brazil in search of greener pastures but when he could not secure a job and was running out of money, drug trafficking became the only hope. In his words, “I am married with five children. I travelled to Brazil in July 14, 2011 with the hope of securing a job. Unfortunately, I could not secure a job. At a point I was living in a church at Sao Paulo. While I was there my wife delivered a set of twins. My desire to see my new born babies and provide money for the hospital bills led me into drug trafficking. I regret this arrest because I was expecting 15 percent which is about 6 million naira”.

The suspect hails from Mbano, Imo State and will soon be charged to court. He had his primary education at Independence Layout Primary School Enugu. He also attended Union Secondary School where he graduated in 1993.

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