Popular politician arrested for drug trafficking at the Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.
The saying all that glitters is not gold is still working in this era.
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested one Asekun Kehinde Sakiru, for drug trafficking.
Sakiru, a former vice chairman of Lagos Island east local council development area (LCDA), was said to have been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, at about 9:40pm on May 7.
According to a statement on Wednesday, Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesperson, said Sakiru has been on the agency’s wanted list since December 2020 “in connection to a case involving one Azeez Adeniyi Ibrahim who was arrested with 6.45kg of cocaine”.
He was said to have trying to board a Virgin Atlantic airline flight to London, United Kingdom.
“At the point of his arrest, Asekun was caught with a kilogramme of cocaine concealed in five pairs of palm slippers packed inside his suitcase,” the statement read.
“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 Lagos Island East LCDA. He had also contested and lost elections for house of representatives in 2007 and Lagos state house of assembly in 2015″