Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday clashed with motor park touts in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. The NDLEA officials allegedly shot one of the touts, when they stormed the Ado-Ikere motor park in search of Indian hemp users.
The park is under the control of the National Union of Road
Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association
of Nigeria (RTEAN). It was learnt that the tout was injured when the NDLEA operatives shot into the air to prevent the hoodlums from attacking them.
NURTW State Chairman Julius Jegede said the drivers resisted the NDLEA officials because they were uncivil in their approach.
Jegede urged the drivers to allow peace reign and go about their normal business. The incident caused a gridlock on the Ado-Ekiti/Akure Road for
about three hours, forcing road users to explore alternative routes. Police spokesman Victor Babayemi confirmed the incident. Babayemi said: “Yes, we learnt that an intending passenger was shot at the park during the raid by the NDLEA, but nobody died.” – via Tribune