One of King Sunny Ade’s ex-guitarist, 62 year old Fatoke Abiodun (pictured above with the drugs), was arrested on Tuesday January 1st 2013 with 1.575kg of cocaine, according to anti-drug agency, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
Mr Fatoke was arrested on Tuesday while trying to board an Air France flight to Italy at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The drug was discovered in the false bottom of his luggage during the screening of passengers to Italy. He is the first trafficker to be arrested in 2013.
Fatoke said he played for KSA for 30 years before he was unceremoniously retired in 2007 and with nothing to fall back on, and with four wives, and many children, the grandfather turned to drugs. He said this trip was his first attempt. Drug trafficking should never be an option