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,” Garba said.