Friday, July 23, 2021


Adedeji Fatimah

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC Ibadan Zonal Office , apprehend a 60 year old Fish- farmer, Muyiwa Otuyalo, on Monday 17th of February 2020, for attempting to smuggle in a substance suspected to be hard drug for his son Damilola Otuyalo.

Mr Otuyalo was supposedly to visit his son who was recently arrested after a criminal case of money laundering detected In the United Kingdom

The said money laundering case which involved £45,000 was a fragment of wider one one involving about £500,000for which he has been declared wanted by the London Metropolitan Police.

Younger Otuyalo has been on the wanted list of the International Police,Interpol,before the petition was filed at the EFCC, Ibadan zonal office.

The 60 years old fish -farmer while discussing with the son in custody , tried to snick a tablet suspected to be hard drugs which an officer noticed and subsequently raced an alarm which led to the confiscation of the drug.

To further assess the drug an in house nurse was called upon for assessment of the contents, which was revealed to be ROHTPNOL, a tranquilizer used under strict prescription for treatment of severe insomnia and assist in anesthesia.

The drugs is said to possess high sedative effect and is rarely used except when prescribed by licensed medical officers.

The Nigerian Interpol officers were already in a contact with the commission I respect of the said case before the suspected father attempted to smuggle in the hard drug for him.

Further investigation are ongoing , as the commission intend to hand him over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. NDLEA, for the possible prosecution of the suspected narcotic case.

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