An alleged notorious drug dealer based in Lagos, Sowunmi Ayodeji Kayode, has been declared wanted by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the agency disclosed that the drug dealer took to his heels after crushing an NDLEA operative with his car in his bid to escape arrest when operatives were on a search of his house last weekend.
According to the statement, anti-narcotics officers of the Agency had on August 18, stormed the drug dealer’s residence at 2/3 Adetola Ayeni close, Lekki for a search and possible arrest following credible intelligence that he was dealing in illicit drugs in his house.
The agency said that he was not in the house when operatives got into his compound but returned while a search of his apartment was ongoing. As soon as he drove into the premises and sighted NDLEA officers, he engaged his car in reverse gear, knocked down one of the officers, pulled down his gate before plunging the vehicle into the fence of the opposite compound.
The force of his car’s speed according to the agency also pulled down the concrete wall of his neighbour’s compound and from there he dived out of the vehicle to escape.
The NDLEA said that a thorough search of his apartment 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. He is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
Following the unpleasant development, 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 fish out the wanted suspect from his hiding.
Marwa also approved adequate medical care for the injured officer.