A suspected drug trafficker, Emmanuel Onedigbo, almost lost his life recently at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Ikeja, when he was unable to expel a warp of cocaine which got stuck in his anus.
A native of Anambra State, 28-year-old Onedigbo, arrested on his way to Pakistan onboard a Qatar flight, had allegedly inserted four wraps of cocaine in his anus.
He was said to have tested positive for narcotic ingestion alongside another suspect, Obinna Akwaeze, who allegedly ingested 67 wraps of cocaine. Both suspects were apprehended by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar told The PUNCH that officials feared for Onedigbo’s life when he was unable to expel a wrap of cocaine.
“While Akwaeze successfully expelled all 67 wraps of cocaine he ingested without assistance, Onedigbo was unable to expel one of the wraps until medical doctors came to his rescue. We were disturbed because his life was in danger,” Hamza said.
A total of 1.295kg of cocaine was found with both suspects.
Onedigbo is also said to have recently been deported from Thailand after serving a three-year jail term over drug related offences.
“It is true that I was deported in February 2013 after serving three years jail term in Thailand. I went back into drug smuggling because there was nothing for me to sustain myself,” he confessed.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, described Onedigbo as an unrepentant drug trafficker.
“It is very sad that a drug convict got involved in drug trafficking few months after his release and deportation. This shows that he is not remorseful,” the NDLEA boss said.