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NDLEA Arrests Kenyan Dancer in Possession of Drugs at MMIA




The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said on Tuesday that it had arrested a 42-year-old Kenyan female dancer with cocaine weighing 5.345kg at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.

Mitchell Ofoyeju, spokesman of the agency, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos.

He said that the dancer, identified as Samira Johnson, allegedly concealed the narcotics in some school bags.

“The suspect was found in possession of four blue parcels of white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine weighing 5.345kg. Johnson, who was born in Mombasa, travelled with a Kenyan international passport with number A1536020. She departed Bujumbura in Burundi en-route Nairobi to Lagos on a Kenyan Airways flight.

During routine screening, she was found with four parcels of cocaine concealed in school bags. She claimed to be a professional dancer in Kenya. She claimed she was given the school bags in Bujumbura by a friend to deliver in Nigeria. Two Nigerian auto parts dealers based in Uganda (names withheld) were equally caught importing 6.250kg of cocaine and 1.490kg of heroin, respectively, into the country.

All the cases are being investigated and I urge members of the public to report suspected drug traffickers to the nearest NDLEA office.

The suspects will be charged to court soon,’’ he said.

Photo Credit: Margoe Edwards/

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. 9ja

    April 29, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Can someone tell me y d names of the other two withheld?

  2. Bella

    April 29, 2015 at 10:14 am

    When will people learn to say NO to drugs. Does anyone willing to be a mule read the papers and see that persons are assassinated by firing squad for destroying lives willingly! This is getting very stupid, why are we still reading these kinds of stories when our own people are being shot and killed for this crime. When will people learn again? or is it a case of it its happening around but will not happen to me. I don’t have any more pity for this kind of story o.

  3. tee

    April 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

    You drug carriers continue o….you should learn some sense already with the execution of the 4 Nigerians at Indonesia I have not been able to sleep. It is well, may their souls find peace

  4. mama iyabo

    April 29, 2015 at 11:07 am

    thats just the way african names ( esp nigerians) are spelt out and in most cases their faces revealed.
    so, we gasto hide our brothers names and reveal theirs once they are not nigerians.

    u grab nw?

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