The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is currently interrogating one of its operatives over alleged conspiracy to import cocaine from Brazil.
The investigation which commenced after an abandoned luggage from Brazil was found to contain 2.24kg of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, had already led to the arrest of five suspects.
Those being interrogated include Ali Bala Adamu, a staff of the NDLEA, Ijeoma Ojukwu, a niece to late Nigerian Politician, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, and three others Victor Umeh, Uche Igwelo and Egbuche Fidelis Osiita.
Reacting to the arrest, the Acting Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Mrs. Roli Bode-George said that the agency will prosecute whoever is found guilty.
“The NDLEA is following every lead professionally and will exploit more opportunities towards getting every culprit arrested. We have also expanded the scope of our investigation and everyone involved in this illegal importation of narcotics shall be diligently prosecuted. The Agency will continue to uphold the rule of law and dislodge drug trafficking organisations in the country” Roli stated.
The NDLEA boss added that the Agency will maintain its culture of integrity, stressing that if the officer being interrogated is found culpable, the law will run its full course.