Monday 21st August, 2017
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I smuggled heroin to save my son - Teacher

I smuggled heroin to save my son - Teacher

A 43-year-old computer instructor, Anukae­nyi Bob-Manuel Ogo­chukwu, has said he smuggled heroin from Nairobi, Kenya, to save his four-year-old son who is sick.

He said this when he was nabbed at the Murtala Mo­hammed International Air­port, Lagos, by men of the Na­tional Drug Law Enforcement Agency for importing illicit drugs into the country

According to NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Ofoye­ju Mitchell, Ogochukwu’s ar­rest took place after he tested positive for narcotic ingestion. While under narcotic watch, he later excreted 66 wraps of heroin weighing 1.115kg.

She said: “During the in­ward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian airline flight from Nairobi, Kenya, one Anukaenyi Bob-Manuel Ogo­chukwu was arrested for drug ingestion.

“The suspect explained that he got involved in drug traf­ficking because nobody except drug barons offered to help him out of his financial pre­dicament as his sick son is cur­rently on admission in Nairobi on a life-threatening ailment.”

Responding to questions from newsmen, Ogochukwu said, “I teach in a computer school at Onitsha, Anambra State.

“This is my very first time of having anything to do with drugs. I smuggled drugs to save my sick child. The doctor said that my child has a hole in the heart.

“I met many people for help but nobody was willing to help me except a drug baron. My son is currently struggling for survival at the hospital in Nai­robi.

“The baron who is from Tanzania promised to pay me 2,000 dollars for my child’s medical bill. I am very wor­ried about the condition of my son.”

 

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