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Intending Pilgrim Excretes a Total of 82 Pellets of Cocaine



Binuyo BasiraBinuyo Basira, the 55-year-old intending pilgrim who was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport last week after testing positive to narcotic ingestion has excreted more pellets of cocaine.

As at last week, the suspect, excreted 76 pellets of the drug, and has now excreted 6 more, making it 82 pellets.

The 82 pellets, weighing 931grammes are reportedly worth N10 million.

The offence is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia.

The suspect, who was arrested during the outward screening of passengers on an Emirate flight to Medina through Dubai, is a trader at Dosumu market, Lagos. She said that she did what she did because she needed money to expand her business.

“I wanted to expand my cosmetic business but I have no money. My sponsor offered to foot my expenses to Saudi on pilgrimage. I was excited until I was asked to take drugs along. I wanted to decline but considering the offer of a million Naira, I accepted. I swallowed the drugs in Lagos and took flight to Abuja on my way to Medina but I was caught in the process,” she said

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Chairman, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (Rtd), described her action as shameful and discreditable

“It is a shameful and discreditable act for a 55-year-old mother, going on holy pilgrimage, to ingest narcotics. This is shocking and a clear indication of her inability to effectively discharge parental responsibility. The agency shall invoke the powers of the law against her and others caught indulging in production/trafficking in narcotic drugs,” he said.

Credit: Vanguard


  1. Darius

    September 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Iya Basira’s expensive shit.

  2. Old news

    September 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    But the name is Yoruba so it makes news to the bigotry trained children of bitterness

  3. kilipot

    September 11, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Just 1million naira ???? Na wah o
    She would have gone and come back and then start forming “Big Time Gold Merchant” ??? or expanded her ” business” . Lucky u didn’t reach Saudi shá

  4. francisca oma

    September 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    What would people not do just to have ‘this money’ ? Money isn’t everything oh. And pls, let’s not worship this money and start to act like animals

  5. A Real Nigerian

    September 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    She’s not igbo? Shocking.

    • Ekene

      September 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm


    • jide twins

      September 11, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      No she is Igbo woman in Jide’s voice kikikikikikiki

    • Sultana

      September 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      At least she’s not kidnapping children and claiming to be a pastor.

    • nnenne

      September 12, 2016 at 4:38 am

      You only notice Igbos when bad things are done. SAD!
      Igbos have been winning medals in Rio paraplegic Olympic, I bet you won;t point that out.
      Did you read about how much money Mickel Obi payed for super eagles?
      I forgot you are only focused on the negative.
      The more you hate on Igbos, the more they prosper!

    • Bruness

      September 12, 2016 at 8:21 am

      @nnenne #PREACH

    • Oh please

      September 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      That’s why they are pained. The undeniable beauty and prosperity of the Igbo people. They can’t help it so they do as hurt people do, say vile things to put the tribe down.


    September 11, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Get Rich or Die trying, at least she made an attempt to make money, she didn’t kill/ harm anyone. They should have mercy on her. The economy is really hard.

    • Bodunade

      September 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Uncle Gwegs, Abi o, cocaine is totally harmless,nobody dies from overdose or lose lives from violent drug dealers. So, what’s the big deal kwa

  7. Adjoa Lily

    September 11, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    So shameful,you even have a business running already ,what about those who don’t even have a job.

  8. oluwafemi

    September 11, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    History will forgive a leader who made wrong decision Dan a leader who doesn’t make any decision. May God guide our heart so dat we can make a good decision in life

  9. Jimm

    September 11, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Desperation can cloud one’s judgement. There are consequences for actions of any kind, good actions and those that are questionable. Cocaine in the wrong hands is lethal And no innocent intentions can reverse the damage it can cause in someones life as result of having access to it. Money or not, there are somethings that cross the line. And no matter how much good a ” wealthy” drug dealer can d, it can never offset the destruction it can cause in just one persons life. Sad that the sister found herself in such a dilemma. I has seen people throughout Africa faced with horrible circumstances…and the paths that some of them have taken have cost them their lives… Sad

  10. Mabel

    September 12, 2016 at 2:49 am

    82 pellets though? She is lucky to still be alive. Who is going to risk life and limb just to expand her business? Such a lame ass reason and now she going to gallows because of this fckry.

  11. Serene

    September 12, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I feel no pity for her, not even a little. Last week I was in a salon, I overheard two ladies plotting their next journey to Indonesia (with drugs o). These ladies were probably below 30. And we’re boasting of their escapades on other trips. One accepted death if caught after all ‘wetin dey this life? ‘. Na greed Dey pursue them abeg

  12. Ariere

    September 12, 2016 at 10:29 am

    She’s lucky to be alive. If just two pellets burst inside her stomach, just 12 grams of the cocaine finding their way to her blood stream will overdose her to the Other side.

    Shame on Her!

  13. Tosin

    September 12, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    So she was caught in Nigeria? Wow, the NDLEA saved her life. She could have been caught at the destination. Hmm.

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