The Indian Police Task Force has taken to custody a 32-year-old Nigerian national in Hyderabad for drug peddling and seized six grams of cocaine worth Rs 48,000 from his possession.

The suspect, Daniel Ayotunde Olamide from South Western Nigeria was arrested by the Task Force team at Langar Houz flyover on Tuesday morning, the 20th of October, while allegedly trying to sell cocaine to prospective customers at Langar Houz flyover

The Police team seized six grams of cocaine, two passports, a Honda Activa scooter, a cell phone and Rs15,000 cash from his possession.

Olamide claimed that he was pursuing B Com Final year at Vivekananda degree college in Kukatpally while staying at an apartment in Sun City, Bandlaguda.

According to Task force Inspector Gattu Mallu, Olamide came to Hyderabad on July 26, 2014 on student visa and joined Vivekananda degree college.

In 2014, the accused met a fellow Nigerian national identified as John Paul (37), a resident of Delhi, at a pub and became friends with him. Later acting on Paul’s instructions, Olamide became involved in supplying drugs in Hyderabad.

Police said he had been selling a gram of cocaine for Rs 8,000 and transferring the sale proceeds to John through bank accounts and e-wallets.

“On credible information, the West Zone Task Force team apprehended Olamide and seized six grams of Cocaine, two Passports, a bike, a cell phone and net cash of Rs.15,000 from his possession while he was delivering drugs on the instruction of Paul,” Inspector Mallu stated. 

Daniel Ayotunde with the seized material was handed over to Station House Officer, Langer House Police Station, for further investigation to unearth the network with other local and foreign drug dealers.” he added

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