South African Woman Arrested For Smuggling N710M Into Nigeria,You Won’t Believe What She Said


I was given a bag containing N710M by a Nigerian to deliver to Damian Akamelu’ –


The 39-year-old South African, Nosisi Nqgula, who was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for allegedly smuggling foreign currencies worth about N710.7m to Nigeria, said.

The suspect was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with $373,725 and €2,120 concealed inside packs of oats.

Nqgula said she was sent by a Nigerian todeliver the money to one Akamelu.

“I live in Johannesburg. I was given a bag by a Nigerian to deliver to Damian Akamelu,”she said.

According to reports gathered Punch, the discovery was made during an inward screening of passengers on a South African airline flight coming into Nigeria from Johannesburg.

The two Nigerians involved ─ Damian Akamelu and Prophet Cyprian Chigere ─ are under interrogation NDLEA in connection with the seizure.

Speaking, the NDLEA Commander at the airport, Mr. Hamza Umar, said,

“The mode of concealment presents reasonable grounds for money laundering.”

Five packs of oats were found to contain$373,725 and €2,120. Two Nigerians are also being interrogated.”

The NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade, also commended the officers for the seizure.


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