Nigerian, Ibe Chukwuma Nabbed Trafficking Cocaine From Brazil, Alleges For Financing His Wedding |RN

Suspect, Ibe Augustie Chukwuma

by Adegbenga Ayinla

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, #NDLEA, has frustrated the bid by a Brazilian-based Nigerian to smuggle into Nigeria 5 Kkilograms of pure Cocaine from Brazil.
Ibeh Augustine Chukwuma had arrived the airport via Ethiopian Airline, with a maximum ECOLAC bag which was found to contain the illicit drug consignment.

Chukwuma, aged 36, has been a resident of Sao Palo, Brazil where he worked in a construction company since 2011.

According to him, he had approached another Nigerian living in Brazil for financial support for his forthcoming traditional marriage in Nigeria and was promised the sum of N500, 000 if he could deliver the drug consignment to an unknown person who will receive him at the airport in Abuja.

Chukwuma, a primary school leaver, who said his two parents are aged admitted that he was fully aware of the content of the bag but offered to carry it because of the pressing financial need.


“His name is Emmanuel Paul. He deals in food stuff along with operating a restaurant. He is my friend. I asked him for financial assistance for my marriage and he said he cannot give me the money until I carry the cocaine. He actually told me that it is drug but I have no choice”.  (Gistmania)

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TODAY: Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Closes For Runway Repair For Six Weeks

By Ike A.Offor


The Federal government releases an exact date and time for the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International, Abuja.

An information on its Tweeter handle says that the airport will be closed today, Tuesday 7 March, 2017  at exactly 11:59pm for a period of six weeks.

There has been series of senate panel hearings on this very project for some months now and it appears the time is finally here for the closure. An alternative airport to be used for landing passengers meant for Abuja airport, which is Kaduna international airport has been declared ready for diversion move.

Though last week, the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo expressed doubt over Kaduna airport being ready by 7th of March for such big move. But it seems some speedy rehabilitation works were done on the Kaduna international airport to get it ready for the diversion.

So, it is very clear that the last flight to Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport must before  or by 11.59pm, today.