Three young boys suspected to be involved in ‘sakawa’ have been arrested in a hotel in Imo State, Nigeria after a live snake was found in their luggage.
The boys believed to be aged 14, 16 and 17 were arrested at a hotel in Aladinma on Wednesday, 26th January 2022.
According to reports, the boys were arrested after they arrived at the hotel with a box secured with a padlock and the live snake was discovered.
The young boys confessed that they went to a native doctor in Adagwa, Rivers State who made marks on their body and filled the box with a US dollars.
According to the boys, they were surprised when a live snake was found in their luggage when it was opened for search at the hotel.
In a video , the young boys were captured on the floor with the live snake in the box, surrounded by an angry crowd.
Watch the video below;
The boys were later taken to the Aladinma police station.