A Saudi-bound businesswoman who was trying to raise money for In Vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, has been arrested for drug trafficking.
The 46-year-old woman, Mrs. Adisa Afusat Olayinka, was heading to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, when she was nabbed by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja.
According to a statement released by NDLEA spokesperson, Babafemi Femi, Mrs. Adisa who lives in Ibafo, Ogun state, hails from Ilorin, in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara state.
She was arrested on Wednesday, November 24th, at the boarding screening area of the airport during an outward clearance of Qatar Airways flight 1418.
Thereafter, she was taken into custody where she excreted 80 pellets of the illicit drug between Wednesday and Saturday.
The statement reads in part,
“She claimed during interviews that she saved N2.5million over a period of one year to buy the drugs in bits from six different people at Akala, Mushin area of Lagos. The suspect further said she was trading in clothes but had to borrow N1million from three persons to make up the money used to buy the drugs, adding that she spent another N1million to renew her passport, visa and buy return flight tickets.
She said she was encouraged to traffic the drugs by a woman she met during her last Umrah trip to Saudi Arabia in 2019. She added that she needed to raise N7million for In Vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment due to pressure from people because shes been married for 28 years without a child due to fertility challenges.”