Vanguard (Lagos)

20 June 2012

Nigeria: Doping - AFN Makes Big Catch

Calabar — The second day of the Olympic trials at the U J Esuene stadium did not end without a drama. Shortly after the men's 100m final that Obinna Metu won in 11.11 secs a man was arrested by the Police inside one of the offices at the stadium for allegedly injecting athletes with performance enhancing drugs. He had a team of five men.

The men were also arrested and taken to a police station where investigation will commence. The bags they had were said to contain drugs and they were tracked to the office they were using.

"We have to keep the sport clean and I'm happy these arrests were made," Athletics Federation Chairman Chief Solomon Ogba said. The scene where the arrests were made was rowdy.

The federation had on Monday morning, as early as 5.30 am taken blood and urine samples of the athletes for testing.

"We must keep our house clean," Ogba said about the surprise action on athletes. The arrested people were not caught in the act but sources tipped the federation on what they were doing and what they saw them with confirmed they had made a good catch

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