A 35-year-old caterer in Lagos will soon be remanded in prison custody for attempting to smuggle cannabis hidden inside noodles to her boyfriend in prison. Officials at the Kirikiri Prison, Lagos discovered the drug during routine examination of food items brought for inmates. The suspect in her statement said that her detained boyfriend directed her to a woman to collect two cartons of noodles.
The Lagos State commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Aliyu Sule said that the suspect who was transferred to the State command by the prison authority will soon be charged to court. “A 35-year-old single lady, Oyinyechi Ezirim was transferred by the Prison authorities for smuggling cannabis to inmates. The compressed dried weeds concealed inside noodles tested positive for cannabis and weighed 4.1kg. She will soon be charged to court” Aliyu noted.
According to the suspect, “I used to buy noodles for my boyfriend who has been in prison custody for one year. He promised to get married to me and we have been in courtship. Last week, he told me that a former inmate promised to send him two cartons of noodles. He asked me to contact the man on phone. When I did, the man referred me to his wife who gave me the noodles. Unfortunately, when I got to the prison, twenty packs of the noodles were found to contain hemp. That was how I found myself in this case”. Oyinyechi who hails from Imo State is a graduate of Imo School of Catering.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade while commending the Prison authority said that the case will be thoroughly investigated. “I commend the Prison authority for the arrest and prompt transfer of the suspect for prosecution. This case will be properly investigated. We shall get to its root and arrest other persons involved in the criminal act. Members of the public must be careful in their dealings and avoid getting involved in drug trafficking” Giade stated.