NDLEA Storms ARIK HQ To Investigate Its Staff, Chika Egwu Udensi Caught With Cocaine In London

Published 4 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
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at 08:18 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday night stormed the headquarters of Arik Air in Ikeja Lagos following the arrest in London of a crew member of the airline for allegedly being in possession of cocaine.

The Arik crew member, identified by the anti-narcotics agency as Chika Egwu Udensi, was arrested on Monday night by operatives of the United Kingdom Border Force with 20 kilogrammes of cocaine in London.

The NDLEA agents were said to have searched Udensi’s latest Range Rover parked on the airline’s premises. Arik spokesman, Adebanji Ola, confirmed the visit by the NDLEA’s operatives.


Udensi was arrested at the London Heathrow Airport shortly after an Arik Air flight W3101 that departed from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, touched down in the UK.

Udensi’s arrest came barely two years after two crew members of the Arik Air were similarly nabbed by the UK Border Force in London.

Officials of the NDLEA on Tuesday put the street value of the drug found with the suspect at £350,000 (N105m).

The Arik Air on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of its cabin crew member by the UK Border Force.

The airline, in a statement which read like the one issued after the 2013 incident, said it had commenced investigation into how the banned substance got into the suspect’s possession.

The statement by Ola, read, “A member of Arik Air cabin crew was on Monday night arrested at the Heathrow Airport, London, by the UK Border Force in connection with alleged possession of item suspected to be a banned substance.

“The airline is presently carrying out its private investigation to determine how the cabin crew member came about the suspected banned substance.

“Arik Air will also be cooperating fully with the UK authorities and other appropriate agencies in their investigations.”

The statement added, “The airline again reaffirms its commitment to the fight against drug and illicit substances trafficking and will not tolerate the use of any of its aircraft or crew for the courier of banned items and substances.

“Arik Air carries out very stringent checks on all members of staff and its travelling guests ahead of all flights. The airline will continue to focus its attention on measures to prevent the possibility of any future similar incidents.

“Arik Air is a responsible Nigerian company, always seeking to maintain and uphold the integrity and proud reputation of the nation.”

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Donchijoz at 08:31 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Yawa don gasi. Luck run against him. Let him dance to the tune
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judecjd at 08:33 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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wow,the quick rich syndrone in most of our young men this days is geetting out of hand,arik pls fire him and sanitise ur good image abroad
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stluke at 08:36 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Dis people and evil act......
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PaskyWosky at 08:57 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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omo see gobe, stories unfolding
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dollypiper at 09:11 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Na Their way... Not surprised. At all
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gogoman at 09:39 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Better luck next time my bro
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DJSNIPPER at 09:41 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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These Yorubas hold the records ever in the USA for the quantity of heroin ingested. Whereas Bola Adebisi ingested a whooping 180 pellets weighing 2.5 kg , her "brother", Yomade Aborishade who held the record ingested 2 kg of the same drug in 100 pellets. Strangely, you will not find these Yorubas here condemn these criminal acts.
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elchymo at 10:01 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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But why???
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franklinseyea at 10:14 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Hmmnnnnnnn See gobe
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beneno at 10:21 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Ooooooh
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PoliticxGuru at 10:22 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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catch dem all
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eoadex2003 at 10:54 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Strange world, wicked world.
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orjiwolo at 11:08 AM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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The NDLEA agents were said to have searched Udensi’s latest Range Rover parked on the airline’s premises.... Common cabin crew with less than 200k naira salary dey drive latest range Rover... Oloshi
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ngfineface at 12:48 PM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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I'm pretty sure its not his first time otherwise how will his less than 200k salary per month buy him the latest Range Rover? This will also serve as a lesson to others. I hope this search also get extended to other Airlines. Pretty sure he is not alone in this crime. Anyway, I will be lenient with him. Just 50years imprisonment and he will be freed
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Slimchery at 01:52 PM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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This is what happen when you are greedy, Just imagine what a lust soul you are for trying to be the richest young boy in Nigeria..
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Fashoney at 02:01 PM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Bad of him,people should b contented wit what they have.....its a pity the love of money has actually turn many youth into what they are not!
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dareper at 04:10 PM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Hmmm
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Camara77 at 04:18 PM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Carry elephant for head and use leg dey grab goat......Idiot
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winace at 05:03 PM, 26/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Na Arik way be dat na. All their staff including their ogas are drug peddlers.
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