Why we’re doing stop-and-search at Lekki, NDLEA replies Basketmouth


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has explained that its operatives are conducting stop-and-search exercise in the Lekki area of Lagos to protect residents from the activities of drug dealers.

The agency stated this on Saturday in response to an enquiry by comedian Basketmouth born Bright Okpocha.

“Are you people are aware (sic) of the stop and search going on currently on Admiralty Way in LEKKI by members of your force? #ndlea_nigeria,” he wrote on Friday on X.

The anti-drug abuse agency replied that it was for the good for all and that they were acting on intelligence.

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“Thanks #basket_mouth. The men are on authorized duty based on intelligence, their presence there is not a regular occurrence.

“It’s part of efforts to protect residents from the activities of drug dealers and disrupt supply chain of illicit substances. The cooperation of all is key,” the agency wrote.