Ex Lagos LG Boss Arrested With Cocaine At MMIA, N145m Seized
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a former Vice Chairman of the Lagos Island East local Council Development Area, Sakiru Asekun, who was caught with a kilogramme of cocaine concealed in five pairs of palm slippers inside his suitcase. According to a statement on Wednesday by the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, the suspect, who had been on the NDLEA’s wanted list, was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on May 7, 2022, while trying to board a Virgin Atlantic flight to London, United Kingdom. During preliminary investigation, it was gathered that the London based baron is a seasoned politician. He was at different times between 2004 and 2014 the Vice Chairman of the Lagos Island East LCDA. He had also contested and lost elections for House of Representatives in 2007 and the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2015. “Although, he claims to be an international businessman, who deals in automobile, investigation has yet to confirm that to be the source of his acquired wealth.
Babafemi added that in the course of tracking the suspect, N131m was seized from his account and another N14m also blocked in the account of one of his traffickers, bringing the total sum recovered from him to N145m.