Drugs: Two Anambra Men Nabbed at Abuja Airport

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s (NDLEA) scanning machine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja had detected two suspected drug traffickers. The suspects during interrogation reportedly told narcotic investigators that they were advised to use Abuja Airport because of the attention on Lagos airport over ace actor and comedian Babatunde Omidina also known as Baba Suwe who has been under observation of the Agency.

Onyegbuna Patrick

According to the NDLEA Abuja Airport commander, Alhaji Hamisu Lawan gave the names of the suspects as Nnoli Valentine, 41 and Onyegbuna Patrick 25. Nnoli is a Nigerian based in Berlin, Germany ingested 99 wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine weighing 1.6kg. He was arrested while attempting to board a KLM flight to Amsterdam. The second suspect Onyegbuna Patrick ingested 67 wraps of substances that that tested positive for cocaine weighing 1.250kg. Onyegbuna was caught returning from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The commander also faulted their permutation as the Agency has scanning machines in all the international airports in the country. “We are prepared to stop drug traffickers at the Abuja airport. All our airports are equally equipped with the 3D scanning machines and it was a wrong calculation by the suspects to have opted for Abuja airport. This arrest will serve as a warning that it is difficult for them to smuggle drugs here” Hamisu stated.


Nnoli who is married to a German woman with two children works in a restaurant in Berlin. The suspect who would have been given 5,000 Euros upon successful delivery of the drug said that he was stranded after a visit to his home town in Anambra State. “I was stranded after spending some time with my family in Anambra State. A friend I contacted to assist me with money to buy ticket lured me into drug trafficking with a promise of 5,000 Euros. They gave me the drug in a Lagos hotel and told me to go through Abuja airport and that there will be no problem. Unfortunately, I was arrested. I regret my involvement in drug trafficking” he lamented.

Nnoli Valentine

Similarly, Onyegbuna who sells footwear in Onitsha, Anambra State said that he was moved to indulge in drug trafficking to save his father’s life. “My father is very sick and I cannot watch him die. My mother is dead and I must do my best to protect my father. That was how I got involved in drug trafficking. I was promised the sum of 4,000 dollars and my travel expenses paid to Brazil to smuggle the drugs to Nigeria. They also asked me to return through the Abuja airport. I am deeply sad over the incident” he stated. He hails from Anambra State.

Both suspects will soon be charged to court.

11 COMMENTS

  1. I think the reporter of this news should have his head examined to have reduced drug trafficking to state politics. What has Anambra State got to do with two men caught with a banned narcotics at the Airpors. What is Ureports trying to portray here. This is madness!!

  2. In a country of multiculture,a good reporter must not apply tribalism,i guess this reporter,should go back to school and sturdy socialism.after that he needs to come to me for 2 yrs examination before he get his lisence back…mongoloid reporter!!

  3. pls the agency should have mercy on them, if not for God but for the sick father pls……im beggin so that the poor man wil not die in pain and also makin the children ophans.

  4. that Mr Nnoli is a very good man and please i wish that this guys will check very well if it is true or not,i dont think that he know anything about Drugs and also he is working in a resurant just check very well and know if it is real or not,just set this guys free and let them look for the better future,Nigerian Government is not organize that is why all this things are happening,just set this guys free.

  5. set this Guy free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. with God all things are possible and in God we TRUST,THESE ARE NIGERIAN MEN NOT ONLY ANAMBRA MEN,WE ARE THE SAME IN THE WHOLE WORLD AND WHEREVER I SEE A NIGERIAN MAN I WILL LOVE HIM WITH ALL MY HEART,I AM NOT A YORUBA,IGBO OR HAUSA BUT I AM A NIGERIAN CITIZEN,I LOVE NIGERIA WITH ALL MY HEART FOREVER AND EVER AMEN!

  7. Please set this Mr Nnoli Free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. please the agency should have mercy on these people because of their present condition,nobody is perfect in this world and everybody are sinners,even if they are from Anambra or Not as the reporter said,this issue is not the issue of politics but it is an issue of human sympathy,the agency must have mercy on these people because what they did is not so easy for everybody,it is called sucide mission and also it is because of the present condition of our nation,just have mercy on this people thanks and God bless Nigeria.

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