The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested Aladi Onyinye Juliet at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos in April during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirate flight.
In her statement, the suspect said that she engaged in drug trafficking to settle her bills.
According to Juliet, “I am a single mother and I need money to take care of myself and child. I used to sell clothes but the profit is inadequate to sustain my family. I would have earned half a million naira to pay for my rent and my child’s school fees if I had succeeded in bringing the drug. They paid for my return ticket and hotel accommodation. While in my hotel room, a Pakistani woman came to give me the drug. She also instructed me to conceal it in my private part to avoid arrest. Unfortunately, the NDLEA officers detected it”. She is a 2007 graduate from Saint Anthony Secondary School, Aba, Abia State
She has been charged with drug trafficking.
I know every drug trafficker has a sad story when caught but sometimes they are true.
In this case, does she deserve mercy if her story is true?