Authorities have launched a manhunt for a Lekki Lagos-based notorious drug dealer, Sowunmi Ayodeji Kayode, who is accused of crushing an Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to evade arrest.
The incident occurred on Friday, August 18, when Anti-narcotics Officers stormed the residence of the wanted drug dealer located at 2/3 Adetola Ayeni Close, Lekki area of Lagos, following credible intelligence that he was dealing in illicit drugs in his house.
While the search was ongoing, the fleeing suspect drove into the premises, sighted NDLEA Officers, and rammed into them.
“He engaged his car in reverse gear, knocked down one of the officers, and pulled down his gate before plunging the vehicle into the fence of the opposite compound. The force of his car’s speed also pulled down the concrete wall of his neighbor’s compound and from there, he dived out of the vehicle to escape.
“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,” NDLEA Spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said.
The 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.
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