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Former Nigeria Local Government Chairman arrested for drug trafficking

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested Asekum Kehinde Sakiru who is said to be a former Local Government Chairman, for drugs trafficking.

NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi 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.

Sakiru, the 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, on May 7th, around 9:40pm.

He was reportedly trying to board a Virgin Atlantic airline flight to London. ”At the point of his arrest, Asekun was caught with a Kilogram of cocaine concealed in five pairs of palm slippers packed inside his suitcase.

During preliminary investigation, it was gathered that the London-base 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.

Although he claims to be an International businessman who deals in automobiles, investigation is yet to confirm that to be in the source of his acquired wealth.

In the course of tracking him, the sum of N13million was seized from his account, and another N14million also blocked in the account of one of his traffickers, Azeez Adeniyi Ibrahim, bringing to the total sum of N145million recovered from him so far.

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