Agency declares Lagos socialite wanted over drug trafficking

Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, aka Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, was said to have been implicated in a case of failed exportation of 1.6 kilogrammes of cocaine to Saudi Arabia.

Fumilola Arike Ogbuaya a.k.a. Arike Fumilola Ogundipe is wanted by the NDLEA for narcotics trafficking

Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, akaArike Fumilola Ogundipe, was said to have been implicated by another trafficker,  Odeyemi Morayo, akaAriyo Monsurat Olabisi, who attempted to export 1.6 kilogrammes of cocaine to Saudi Arabia.

According to Punch, the NDLEA burst the drug which was being trafficked to the Arab nation in February 2017 through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Ariyo, who was arrested by operatives of the agency implicated Ogbuaya during an investigation, the NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, said.

He said: "Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, aka Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, a Lagos socialite has ignored an invitation by the NDLEA. Her Lagos residence was traced by a team of investigators, but she was not at home. Since the visit to her Lagos residence, she had not been to that house and had also not reported to the NDLEA office.

"The agency is investigating several landed properties worth several billions of naira traced to Ogbuaya in Lagos, Ogun and Osun states. The assets include Arike Plaza, some plots of land and buildings in strategic locations. The Lagos socialite, who is a distributor of alcoholic drinks, is needed by the NDLEA in an ongoing investigation. She hails from Ilesa, Osun State."

The NDLEA Chairman, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd.), called on members of the public with information on Ogbuaya's whereabouts to report to the nearest NDLEA office.

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