An Emirates flight EK 262 from Sao Paulo, Brazil
to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, made an
emergency landing in Lagos due to the
deteriorating health condition of a suspected
cocaine trafficker who was onboard the plane
yesterday May 28th. Screening by the NDLEA
officials found four passengers positive for drug
ingestion who are currently under interrogation.
One of the suspects in critical condition was
immediately hospitalized as doctors battled to
save his life.
Speaking on the incident, the NDLEA commander
at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport
(MMIA) Lagos, Ahmadu Garba, said the Emirates
flight left Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dubai but was
forced to make an emergency landing in Lagos
due to the health condition of a passenger on
board who ingested cocaine.
“A passenger complained of severe
abdominal pains and later suffered three
recurrent seizures thus necessitating an
emergency landing in Lagos. Upon arrival,
four passengers tested positive for
narcotic ingestion. They are Okeh
Desmond, Ezeanya Nnaemeka,
Christopher Nonso and Chibusi Promise.
All the suspects are under observation,”
Dubai-bound Plane forced to make emergency landing in Lagos due to poor health status of a passenger who ingested cocaine