Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a 60-year-old fish farmer identified as Muyiwa Otuyalo for attempting to smuggle a substance believed to be hard drug for his son also identified as Damilola Otuyalo who is currently in the custody of the EFCC in its Ibadan zonal office.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the fish farmer was at the EFCC office on Monday, February 17th supposedly to visit his son.
In the course of interacting with his son, the fish farmer brought out a sachet of tablets and handed it to his detained son but he was caught by an office who noticed the exchange.
The officer seized the substance and was examined by an in-house nurse who discovered that the substance is Rohypnol, a tranquilizer used under strict prescription for treatment of severe insomnia and assist in anesthesia.
The drug is said to possess high sedative effect and is rarely used except when prescribed by licensed medical officers.
Recall that the junior Otuyalo was recently arrested after a criminal case of money laundering was detected in the United Kingdom and reported against him.
The case which involved £45,000 was a fragment of a wider one involving about £500,000 for which he has been declared wanted by the London’s Metropolitan Police.
He had been on the wanted list of the International Police, Interpol, before the petition was filed at the EFCC, Ibadan zonal office.