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40 Year Old Nigerian Football Star Faces Death Sentence For Cocaine Trafficking To India | Read How He Was Caught

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Last year, a 40-year Nigerian footballer named as Ikenna was arrested by the authorities in India for being in possession of hard drugs _ – 10 grams of crystal meth and 18 grams of cocaine


The arrest prompted a raid of Ikenna’s house located in Kardampuri in Jyoti Nagar area of India where the 18 grams of cocaine was found after the crystal had been initially discovered on him.

The Nigerian was also accused of residing in the country without a visa after initially entering in 2013 as a professional footballer.

A policeman, Atul Kumar Thakur, said that they were tipped off about Ikenna, who has been residing in India without a visa since 2013 and had entered the country initially as a professional football player.

A team led by ACP Gokulpuri Anuj Kumar nabbed him while he was on his way to a party where he was about to sell the contraband. Later, when the officers reached his house, they found more drugs.

Ikenna, upon interrogation, revealed an inter-state racket involving smuggling of party drugs.

He told the cops that he was the third person in the chain of suppliers and was getting the crystal meth from his source in Mumbai.

He equally revealed in the chat with police that the said football career hit the rocks with a bang forcing him to seek another source of income.


Findings revealed that every month Ikenna would go to Mumbai and meet his source named Angel. He would then bring the contraband to Delhi.

The group was primarily catering to college students in various Universities across Delhi-NCR. Ikenna would go to parties and music events and contact his customers. Cops said he would only give the drugs to his trusted customers.

He faces a death sentence if found guilty of the offense.


TRAGIC Story Of This 38-Year-Old Nigerian Football Star Who Was Killed By Singapore Government For Trafficking Drugs

How many times do you hear about Nigerian footballers convicted of drug peddling, very rarely right? However, a particular drug-related case that shocked the country was that of Chijioke Obioha, a 38-year-old Nigerian, who went to Singapore for a football trial in 2005 and was been executed for alleged drug trafficking.

The Nigerian was killed alongside Devendran Supramaniam, a 31-year-old Malaysian.

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