Hoodlums Free Arrested Suspected Drug Baron: NDLEA Confirms Mob Attack On Operatives In Rivers State
MOB ATTACK ON OPERATIVES OF NDLEA RIVERS STATE COMMAND
In the evening of Friday 14th April, 2023, Operatives of NDLEA Rivers State Command raided a hang out/drinking joint around Odunze street, mile 3 Diobu, Port Harcourt and a suspected drug dealer named Izuu Isuofia popularly called ’50’ was apprehended with large quantity of Cannabis Sativa.
While trying to move the suspect to the patrol van, he raised alarm and was resisting arrest which resulted in a scuffle, and within minutes, hoodlums in their large numbers attacked our officers with bottles and stones, and managed to free the already handcuffed suspect as well as carting away his exhibit before the arrival of our back-up team.
The State Commander, Commander Ahmed Mamuda has tasked operatives of the Command to deploy all necessary arsenals to ensure that the suspect and his cohorts are arrested and brought to justice.
DCN Emmanuel Ogbumgbada,
Public Affairs Officer
Media & Advocacy Unit,
NDLEA Rivers State Command
Recall that EastwestReporters reported that Hoodlums numbering over one hundred attacked personnel of NDLEA at Odunze lane, Mile 3 Diobu, Porthacourt and freed an arrested suspect popularly Known as ’50’ last week Friday (April 14,2023)
Eyewitness told our correspondent that three NDLEA officials last week Friday disguised as civilians and entered the Odunze lane at Mile 3 Diobu notorious for illicit drug trafficking .
The source revealed that after some minutes the NDLEA officials apprehended the drug dealer popularly Known as ’50’ .
The eyewitness disclosed that as the NDLEA officials were dragging the suspect to a waiting patrol van stationed at Ikwerre road by Iheoma street, Mile 3 Diobu, when suspected cultists numbering over one hundred with bottles and other dangerous weapons started throwing stones and bottles on the officials of NDLEA who sustained some injuries.
We gathered that the the NDLEA officials fire some shots in the air but the suspected cultists mainly teenagers were not deterred as they eventually aided the escape of their ally ’50’ before the NDLEA patrol van arrived the scene.
Our correspondent who visited the scene reports that there was heavy traffic gridlock around the Ikwerre axis close to the place while passersby were seen scampering for safety.
Our correspondent also reports that the hoodlums who went on rampage robbing passersby on sighting Police patrol vans racing to the scene fled with their rescued colleague ’50’.