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60yr Old Pastor Arrested With Hard Drugs Worth N609m At Lagos Airport (Photo)

A 60 year old resident pastor of the Eternal Sacred Order
of Cherubim and Seraphim at Agodo-Egbe, Ikotun Lagos,
Prophet Micheal Raji, has been arrested by officials of
the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA over
unlawful attempt to export of 174 kilogrammes of hard
narcotic drugs worth N609 million to South Africa.
Prophet Raji, believed to be a member of a drug
trafficking syndicate, concealed 91kg of
Methamphetamine and 83kg of Ephedrine with an
estimated street value of N609 million in different
foodstuffs tied in polythene bags.
According to Vanguard, Prophet Michael Raji was
arrested with the drug at the cargo section of the Murtala
Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) during pre-
shipment examination.
A statement by NDLEA says he was found with three
international passports bearing his name with his
“Preliminary investigation has indicated that the 60 year
old suspect Michael Raji is a top member of a drug
syndicate operating in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.
The pastor had three international passports bearing his
photographs. One of the passports bears the name
Michael Raji while the other two bear the name Kadigun
Fatah Ola.
It was equally discovered that the church premises
where he ministers also serves as a warehouse for
narcotics,” NDLEA said.
Speaking on his arrest, the NDLEA commander at the
Lagos Airport, Mr. Hamza Umar said “I can tell you that
this suspect is a smooth operator but we have uncovered
his bag of tricks.
The drugs were brought to the airport for export to
South Africa where it was detected.
Investigation eventually traced the movement of the
drugs to his church premises where he was arrested,”
Hamza stated.