The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is seeking a suspected drug dealer who ran over one of its officials with a vehicle in an attempt to escape arrest in Lekki area of Lagos State.
The suspect, one Mr Sowunmi Ayodeji Kayode, returned to his house last Friday to find operatives of the NDLEA conducting a search on the building following intelligence about drug activities at the house.
It was learnt that immediately Mr Kayode sighted the NDLEA personnel in the building premises, he engaged his vehicle in the reverse gear and knocked down one of the officials behind him who tried to stop him.
In the process, the suspect also knocked down his house gate and proceeded to crash the vehicle into the fence of a neighbouring building.
“A thorough search of his apartment however led to the recovery of 10.5 kilograms of Loud, while the operative knocked down suffered multiple injuries all over his body and compound fracture on his two legs, for which he is currently on hospital admission for treatment,” Femi Babafemi, a spokesperson for the agency explained in a statement.
“Following the unpleasant development, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed the deployment of appropriate operational assets of the Agency to smoke out the wanted suspect from his hiding.
“He also approved adequate medical care for the injured officer so that he can get back on his feet as soon as possible,” Mr Babafemi added.