Businesswoman On Way To Saudi Arabia Caught With Drugs To Pay For IVF

A Saudi-bound entrepreneur was detained for drug trafficking while gathering funds for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.

Mrs Adisa Afusat Olayinka, 46, was on her way to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, when NDLEA agents apprehended her at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA.

Mrs Adisa, who lives in Ibafo, Ogun state, is from Ilorin, in the Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara state, according to a statement made by NDLEA spokesperson Babafemi Femi.

She was apprehended in the airport’s boarding screening area on Wednesday, November 24th, during the outward clearance of Qatar Airways flight 1418.

She was hauled into custody following that, and between Wednesday and Saturday, she excreted 80 pellets of the illegal substance.

The NDLEA statement reads, “The suspect further said she was trading in clothes but had to borrow N1million from three persons to make up the money used to buy the drugs, adding that she spent another N1million to renew her passport, visa and buy return flight tickets.

She said she was encouraged to traffic the drugs by a woman she met during her last Umrah trip to Saudi Arabia in 2019. 

She added that she needed to raise N7million for In Vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment due to pressure from people because she’s been married for 28 years without a child due to fertility challenges.”

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