The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Tuesday says it has arrested Ijeoma Ojukwu, a niece to former Igbo leader, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu for importing 2.24 kilogrammes of cocaine from Brazil. The anti-narcotics agency said Ijeoma and three accomplices, namely Victor Umeh, Uche Igwelo and Egbuche Fidelis Osiita, who were all arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, are under investigation. .
The NDLEA said it discovered the drug after finding an abandoned bag with a tag bearing Agina Fidelis Ejike at the arrival hall of the airport on December 28, 2015. “On January 1, 2016, one Egbuche Fidelis Osita came with authority letter mandating him to collect the bag. In the process, some white powdery substance weighing 2.24kg that tested positive for cocaine was discovered. The drug was neatly packed in four parcels concealed in false bottom of four female handbags”, the agency said.