Three young boys have been arrested in a hotel in Aladinma, Imo state, after a live snake was found in their box.
The boys, said to be aged 14, 16, and 17, were caught at about 10:00 am on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022.
They arrived at the hotel in Aladinma with a box that was secured with a padlock but when the box was opened, a live snake was found in it.
The boys were immediately apprehended and eyewitnesses claim they confessed that they had been to Adagwa in Rivers state where a native doctor made some marks on their bodies and filled the box with US Dollars before they continued on their journey.
However, when they got to Imo state and the box was opened for a search at the hotel, they were shocked to find the foreign currency had been replaced by a live snake.
The boys were taken to the Aladinma police station where their presence attracted a large crowd on Wednesday morning, January 26.