Okeke Adolphus Anayochukwu, a 52-year-old father of four children who claims to be a businessman, was detained with black liquid cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA Abuja, for the first time in Nigeria’s anti-drug history.
He was apprehended by operatives from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
On Tuesday, March 15th, Okeke was apprehended with 20.75 kg of black liquid cocaine upon his arrival at Abuja airport onboard a Qatar Airways aircraft from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
His flight had stopped in Doha before continuing on to Abuja.
The liquid was discovered upon search of his two luggage stuffed with six smaller bags containing 32-makeup mascara, which tested positive to cocaine.
Married with four children, the indigene of Oraifiti in Akwusigo local government area of Anambra State claims he was a businessman dealing in children wares before delving into the illicit drug business.
He claimed he met the person who gave him the consignment to deliver in Nigeria for a fee of Two Million (N2, 000,000) Naira at a drinking joint in Brazil.
In other operations across the country, different quantities of various drugs were recovered from suspects. At least three persons: Tony Samson, Paul Adamu, and Reuben Waziri were arrested in Kaduna on Friday 18th March with 18,380 tablets of Tramadol, and 12,500 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 tablets.