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Woman caught with drugs, blames love for sardine

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A South African woman of Zulu tribe, Duru Gcinukwazi Lindiwe, 39, has been caught with 5.5 kilogrammes of substance found to be methamphetamine hidden in tins of sardines as well as in her luggage.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos detected the drugs during routine search at the departure hall.
The suspect, a street cleaner in Johannesburg, was apprehended during the outward screening of passengers on a South African airline flight to Johannesburg, South Africa.
The drug, with an estimated street value of N15 million in Lagos, was hidden in tins of sardines as well as in her luggage.
The NDLEA Airport Commander, Hamza Umar, said that a detailed search carried out on her based on suspicion yielded positive result.
Umar said: “She was travelling with a carton of sardines.
“When one of them was opened, the content was methamphetamine.
“Some of the drugs were also packed in a false bottom of her luggage.
“The total weight of drugs found in her possession weighed 5.5 kilogrammes.”
Lindiwe, who is married with a daughter, told narcotic investigators in her statement said that her love for sardines has turned sour since her arrest.
In her words: “I love sardine for salad and sandwich.
“My Nigerian boyfriend gave me the carton of sardine as a gift because I love sardine.
“When my bag was searched at the airport, 5.5 kilogrammes of methamphetamine was found and I was arrested.
“I am missing my eight-year-old daughter because I travelled to the Philippines to study music for over a month.
“I am only in Nigeria to visit my boyfriend before going to South Africa.”
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, said that efforts are ongoing to apprehend more persons in connection with the illegal exportation of methamphetamine to South Africa.
According to Giade: “We have launched a full scale investigation into the case and we expect to arrest other members of the drug cartel.
“Drug traffickers are warned to quit the criminal act or face severe sanctions under the NDLEA Act.”
Meanwhile, she will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
It will be recalled that in December 2011, a South African lady, Nene Fikile Happy-Girl, 38, was caught with drugs while attempting to board an Emirate flight to Malaysia.
She excreted 55 wraps of substances that tested positive for methamphetamine, weighing 700 grammes.
She had since been charged to court and the case is ongoing.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Hasta

    July 20, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Well lets wait and see what the investigations will produce.

  2. Ozigood

    August 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Good.

  3. Wazobia

    August 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Just wasting too much time in the court and investigation. The time criminals spend under detention or arrest some times even exceed the time or judgement to be passed if found guilty. Its high time the Nigerian court & Police expedite action on issues like this.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.

 

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