Chinelo Okorom Lynnette, a 36 year old Nigerian food vendor was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for concealing wraps of cocaine in her vagina.
Lynette was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos during the inward screening of passengers who arrived by an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
According to the NDLEA, 685g of cocaine as well as remains under observation have been “excreted” by Chinelo.
Hamza Umar, the commander of the NDLEA at the international airport said she tested positive for drug ingestion and vaginal insertion.
“I am a food vendor at Ajangbadi, Lagos and have never been involved in crime. I am a victim of man’s cruelty to man.
My husband abandoned me with four children two years ago. I work hard to pay their fees and ensure their proper upkeep. The last straw that devastated me was when the landlord forcefully ejected me. I had nowhere to turn to for solace.” a crying Chinelo explained.
“I felt he was God-sent until he sponsored my trip to Addis Ababa. When I got to Ethiopia, he told me to take cocaine to Nigeria. Initially I disagreed, but he threatened to recover his investment at all cost.” she concluded.
Chinelo will soon be charged to court.
Sahara Reporters was first to report the story.