The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says it will not shield anyone who may be indicted in the course of the ongoing investigation of a 25kg cocaine deal involving a gang allegedly headed by suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari.
The spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the agency remained committed to an evidence-based investigation and its resolve cannot be weakened by misrepresentation of facts.The police on Monday arrested Kyari and four others and handed them over to the NDLEA who had earlier in the day declared him wanted.
After handing Kyari over, the police called on the NDLEA to also arrest its officers who are allegedly involved in the scandal but Babafemi said no NDLEA official is part of the cartel.
According to him, it was untrue that NDLEA officers at the Enugu airport were the ones who received the details about the mule (drug carriers) coming from Addis Ababa from the cartel.
“The agency (NDLEA) wishes to quote from the transcript of Abba Kyari’s recorded conversation with our undercover officer and a portion of ASP James Bawa’s statement to the police as documented in the police investigation report, a copy of which was made available to the agency, to state that it is an established fact that it is the Abba Kyari’s team that was contacted by the cartel and without doubt, the records clearly show how their ring works,” he said.
He recalled that after NDLEA requested for Kyari and others for interrogation, they were questioned by the police, after which they were handed over along with the report of their interrogation.