THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA)l, has said it will not be deterred in its drive to prosecute anyone involved in the production distribution, sales and consumption of illicit drugs anywhere in the country.
The agency made the declaration in the light of the controversies surrounding the alleged involvement of the former head of the IGP Intelligence Response Unit, DCP Abba Kyari.
Spokesperson for the NDLEA Femi Babafemi made the statement while reacting to a challenge by the police hiearchy on Monday that the anti-narcotic agency should also try its officers allegedly involved in the drug deal.
Babafemi, who assured that NDLEA ewould cover all ground in its investigation in line with the agency’s standard practice, pointed out that there would be no sacred cow in their ongoing investigation on Kyari drug deals.
“We did give an assurance in our statement on Monday that ‘no stone will be left unturned to ensure that all suspects already in custody and those that may still be indicted in the course of the investigation will face the full weight of the law at the end of the ongoing probe and that still stands. If anyone has concrete information or evidence, our doors are open.”
The police had on Monday claimed that some NDLEA officials at the Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu, are on some international drug peddlers payroll, adding that the IGP has ordered a high-level, discreet and in-house investigation into the allegations.
In a statement, Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed the police position pointed out that the drug dealers involved connived with NDLEA officials, urging the agency to also investigate them.