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I wanted to raise N5m ransom to free my mother from bandits – Kaduna woman arrested with drugs by NDLEA

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A 35-year-old female passenger, Jatau Lydia Lami, who was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for drug trafficking has claimed she wanted to raise N5m ransom to pay bandits who blamed her action on bandits. 

The mother of three was nabbed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, for attempting to export 1,700 tablets of Tramadol 225mg concealed in her luggage to Istanbul, Turkey via a Turkish Airline flight on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

The suspect hails from Zango Kataf LGA of Kaduna State and lives in Istanbul, Turkey with her family. 

NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, August 7, said the suspect blamed her action on pressure to raise N5million ransom to free her mother from the captivity of bandits who kidnapped her since June.