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Drug suspect attempts daring movie-like escape at NAIA

Like something out of a Terminator movie, drug suspect, Michael Nwobodo Alli, went through a thick glass wall in a bid to escape his captors, officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja.

The 31 year old who was found in possession of eighty-one (81) pellets of hard drugs packed in a clean Parker Whisky carton along with boxes of chocolates in a duty free bag on Monday was however re-arrested despite his antics

According to anti narcotic agents, the arrest took place during screening of passengers on an Emirates airline flight from Dubai.NDLEA

As soon as the drug was detected, the suspect took to his heels breaking through a glass wall but was pursued by narcotic officers and apprehended with the help of security officials at the airport. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect resides in Dubai where he works as a technician.

NDLEA commander at the Abuja airport, Mr. Hamisu Lawan said that the suspect sustained minor injuries in the process. “During routine screening of passengers, the suspect Michael Nwobodo was found with drugs. He immediately started running and broke through a glass wall in an attempt to escape justice. Our officers ran after him and caught him with the help of other security officials at the airport. It is amazing that he could break through a glass wall but fortunately, he sustained minor injuries and had been treated” Hamisu stated.

The suspect told investigators that he ran away because he was afraid of arrest. “I live and work in Dubai. I came to Nigeria for my father’s burial but decided to bring the drugs because I needed money. When the drug was discovered, I ran because I was afraid of arrest. I am ashamed of myself and do not know how to face my friends and relatives”. He hails from Enugu State.

NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah thanked the officers and members of the airport community for their efforts that led to his re-arrest. “I am pleased with this arrest. I thank the officers and members of the airport community for their support. We are prepared to track down drug traffickers and scuttle the activities of drug trafficking organizations” Abdallah stated.

The suspect will soon be charged to court.

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