The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has launched a manhunt for a Lagos-based notorious drug dealer, Sowunmi Ayodeji Kayode, who is now on the run after driving his luxury car to crush an NDLEA officer in his bid to escape arrest when operatives were on a search of his house last weekend.
Anti-narcotics officers of the Agency had on Friday, August 18 stormed the residence of the wanted drug dealer located at 2/3 Adetola Ayeni close, Lekki, Lagos, for a search and possible arrest following credible intelligence that he was dealing in illicit drugs in his house.
A statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi yesterday said although the drug baron was not in the house when operatives got into his compound, he, however, returned while a search of his apartment was ongoing.
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.