A manhunt has been launched by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for a Lekki Lagos-based notorious drug dealer, Sowunmi Ayodeji Kayode.
This was announced in a statement issued on Wednesday by Femi Babafemi, the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja.
According to the statement, Kayode, who is now on the run, crushed an NDLEA officer with his luxury vehicle in his bid to escape arrest when operatives were on a search of his house last weekend.
Recall that NDLEA officers had last Friday 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.
But Kayode was not in the house when the anti-narcotics officers got into his compound.
The drug dealer, however, returned while a search of his apartment was ongoing.
In a dramatic twist, 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 and pulled down his gate before plunging the vehicle into the fence of the opposite compound.
The force of his car’s speed also pulled down the concrete wall of his neighbour’s compound and from there he dived out of the vehicle to escape.