A 27yr old man known as Mother Solomon (pictured left) was caught lately by officials of the National Drug Legislation Enforcement Agency NDLEA at the Murtala Mohammed airport after cocaine was discovered hidden inside the feminine shoes he brought in from Brazil.
Parading the man before newsmen, the NDLEA leader at MMIA Lagos, Hamza Umar, said the cocaine was found in the baggage area of an Etihad Flight journey from Brazil to Nigeria.
“The suspect claimed to be a shoe merchant, however, during interrogation it was revealed that he only used the shoes as a way of concealing cocaine. He had two bags containing female shoes and hand bags. The drug was discovered in the soles of the female shoes and he was immediately arrested,” he said.
The NDLEA spokesman said when interrogated, the suspect claimed he was handed the bag of shoes by some friends in Brazil who promised to pay him handsomely if he successfully delivers the drug
“I live and work in Brazil. I was given the drug with a promise that I will be handsomely rewarded if I successfully deliver the bag in Nigeria. They also assured me that somebody will help me in collecting the bags at the airport in Nigeria. Unfortunately, officers demanded to search my bag and in the process, the cocaine was found in my bag,” the suspect told the NDLEA