Arik Air Catering Staff Got N400,000 To Smuggle Cocaine On Board Aircraft

Published 4 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
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at 09:32 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)

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An employee of Arik Air, Mr. Ikechukwu Chibuzor Oliver has confessed that he collected N400,000 advance payment to smuggle 20 kilogrammes of cocaine on board the airline’s aircraft.

The drug was seized by the United Kingdom Border Force at Heathrow Airport last Monday and Arik Air’s cabin crew member, Mr. Chika Egwu Udensi arrested as prime suspect.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said in a statement issued yesterday in Lagos that Oliver, who had been arrested by the agency, was promised N1.2 million as his share in the deal.

The chairman of the agency, Alhaji Giade, said the 35-year-old suspect who works as a catering loader was found to have subverted airport security by concealing cocaine in catering supplies.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that both Oliver and Chika had been infiltrated by a suspected drug cartel. Oliver told narcotic investigators that he was invited into the illicit drug deal by his colleague Chika Egwu Udensi, a senior member of the Arik Air cabin crew that was arrested in London on flight W3101,” said Giade.

In his confession, Oliver was quoted by the NDLEA chairman as saying: “It was Chika that introduced me into the drug deal. Whenever Chika gives me the drug, I will hide it in catering supplies. Chika knows where to collect the drug inside the flight. They pay me N400,000 per bag. I was expecting N1.2 million for the three bags that I smuggled into the aircraft.”

Meanwhile, Giade said the NDLEA had taken drastic measures to avert infiltration of airport workers by criminal syndicates.

Consequently, he said airline officials and airport workers “shall be subjected to comprehensive search”, adding that the agency “will resist any act capable of undermining security at all entry and exit points” as “all catering trucks, luggage trucks, aviation fuel tankers, machines and personnel whose duty directly or indirectly relates to the tarmac and flight operations shall be subjected to full screening.”

As part of investigations, Giade said Udensi’s rented apartment on Pastor Ojediran Street in Ejigbo, Lagos, was searched by operatives of the NDLEA.

“He lives there with his mother and siblings, while his wife and children are based in Canada. The latest Range Rover car belonging to the prime suspect parked on the airline’s premises has been moved to the NDLEA office as exhibit,” Giade said.


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Machealex at 09:54 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Alarm don blow
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Trueyarn at 09:59 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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E don red,Abeg mke Giade answa dis questin,Car nah exhibit,Abi dia find cocaine inside?bt guys,una no try.
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victorstic1 at 10:27 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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THAT CAR HAS CHANGED HANDS IMMEIDIATELY IF U CAN SEIZE CAR PLS DONT FOREGT TO  SEIZE HIS PLATES AND SPOONS THAT HE USED AS WELL AS EVIDENCE
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dareper at 10:34 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Bad market
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beneno at 11:07 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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ooooooh
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DJSNIPPER at 11:08 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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NDLEA had better grill and grill well.
He has people that colluded with him amongst the staff.
And then, please can we have the arrest of the barons and not the foot soldiers?
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gogoman at 11:10 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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better luck next time
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Fashoney at 11:19 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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......Small world where many things dey happen
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benicar at 11:34 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Sad situation
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papadip at 11:41 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Truly this is not his first time. ₦1.2 million is a lot of money and very attractive.
They are in a big trouble…they’ll be better off to spill the beans in order to get lighter sentences….
….meaning to name their connections and the drug lords in Nigeria.
….at the same time Chika Egwu Udensi is lucky he was not caught in Malaysia or one of those Asian countries...
….even in United States depending on the state he could be sentenced to a lengthy term in jail and may never taste freedom again.  
Britain is very strict about illicit drugs ...peddlers beware. .there is no short cut in life... I pity these young boys.
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papadip at 11:47 PM, 27/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Trueyarn on 09:59 PM, 27/08/2015
E don red,Abeg mke Giade answa dis questin,Car nah exhibit,Abi dia find cocaine inside?bt guys,una no try.
The car for now is an exhibit …it could have been bought or obtained with proceeds of crime..
...In some countries the car and properties will be gone for good....take note...
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elchymo at 01:01 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Too bad. Living life on the fast lane is not the best. Anyway na him cook the food... So therefore him must chop am..
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chealseafc at 01:38 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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hhhhhhmmmmmm.
another F U C K - U P.
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chealseafc at 01:39 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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admin, i beg wetin be PolitisxGuru offence na?.
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winace at 05:07 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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A cabin crew usinf d latest rang rover. How much is his salary. Obviously he has been in dis illicit game for a long time. For those inocent staffs of Arik who died thru hands of assasin trying to expose dis evil pple in Arik, GOD has vindicated u.
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winace at 05:56 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: winace on 05:07 AM, 28/08/2015
A cabin crew using d latest range rover car, how much is his salary? Obviously he has been in dis illicit game for a long time. For those inocent staffs of Arik airline who died thru d hands of assasin trying to expose dis evil pple in Arik, GOD has vindicated u.
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Wysetots at 06:35 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Bomboklat
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SOGaiya at 07:39 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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All hve reached elastic limit
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rara4romSA at 08:35 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Nigerians ah this ppl why Huh?
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