NDLEA responds to police, promises to prosecute officers indicted with Kyari – Nexus News

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) stated that it will not spare any of its officers arrested by the police authorities.

NDLEA revealed this while reacting to a challenge posed to it on Monday by the police, tasking the agency to also deal with its men involved in drug deal with the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force, Abba Kyari.

The police reported that some officials of the NDLEA at the Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu, were on the payroll of some international drug dealers. The claim came shortly after NDLEA announced Kyari, wanted for unlawful drug trafficking.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, made his known in a press release, which noted that the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, had commenced questioning of the officers indicted in the matter.

The communique said: “In line with standard administrative procedures of the Force, the Inspector-General of Police has ordered a high-level, discreet and in-house investigation into the allegations.”

Abba Kyari

It also added that the drug dealers involved secretly cooperated with NDLEA officials and requested that the agency investigate them.

But the NDLEA spokesman, Babafemi, who spoke with Newsmen, promised the police that there would be no sacred cow in their ongoing investigation on Kyari drug deals.

He said: “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.”

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Meanwhile, there has been confusion over a report that the IGP has ordered the closure of all satellite units of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and Special Tactical Squad (STS) units across the country.

The scrapping was disclosed in viral ‘Police Wireless Message.’

It reads in part: “You are directed to shut down all command bases and collapse them to the headquarters with immediate effect.”

But Adejobi refuted the report, saying “I am not aware.”

Retired IGP Solomon Arase informed Newsmen that if the scrapping of the satellite units is true, it is in tandem with the original police plan.

He said: “That’s in tandem with the original conceptualisation of the lRT. The lGP is only realigning to the intendment of the policy and curing the defects occasioned by strategic leadership that were operationally and tactically porous.”

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