I Smuggled Drug To Raise Money For Wedding – Arrested Suspect

Desperation mostly leads to troubles. A 33 -year-old trader, Umeme Lotachukwu Fabian, arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, with drugs suspected to be methamphetamine weighing 1.205kg, has blamed his indulgence on the need to raise money for wedding. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, travelling to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia, claimed to be an Ivorian. He was arrested while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Indonesia with a Cote d’lvoire international passport bearing the name Grou Bi Clauvis. NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, however, said that during investigation, it was revealed that the suspect hailed from Anambra State with the name Umeme Lotachukwu Fabian.

In his statement, the suspect disclosed that he was offered five thousand dollars to smuggle the drugs to Indonesia.

I am the only son of my parents. I wanted to invest the money in my clothes business and also commence preparation for my marriage in a bid to settle down in life. They offered me five thousand naira to smuggle the drugs to Indonesia”, he stated. 

Fabian explained that he was not aware that drug trafficking attracts capital punishment in Indonesia.


  1. Greed kills. Be contented with the little that you have.

  2. Hassan Aderemi09 April, 2017 18:01

    Ignorance is not an excuse in law, but hiding behind the evasive alibi of raising money for marriage is not tenable, it's a pity you end up in dirty deals to make an end means.

  3. Is not enough reason to commit crime

  4. wetin poverty and desperation dey cause shaaa

  5. My you have no point you to pay for it

  6. eya. may d law hve mercy on u

  7. Oladimeji Seun09 April, 2017 22:29

    That is your problem o.

  8. Yeye dey smell..


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