The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Sunday refuted allegations that its female officer assaulted a passenger at the Lagos airport
Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, in a statement on Sunday said its preliminary findings showed that none of its officers assaulted an Air Peace airline passenger, Ms. Abiri Oluwabusayo Khloe, at the departure gate of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, in the early hours of Sunday, 5th December 2021.
DAILY POST recalls that the passenger had, in a social media publication, alleged a female NDLEA officer harassed and assaulted her.
Babafemi said in the course of searching Abiri, who had arrived late for her flight as seen on the CCTV footage, and her luggage, which contained about eight handbags, she became agitated and hurled unprintable insults at the female officer.
“Ms. Abiri went further to point fingers in the face of the officer and at the same time pulled out a phone to record the officer in the course of doing her work. At that point, the officer seized the phone from her to stop the distraction but that didn’t stop the passenger who brought out another phone to record their encounter,” he said.
The statement assured aggrieved passengers and the public that the NDLEA is a law enforcement agency that upholds discipline among its officers and men, and as such will take further steps to investigate any other evidence made available in the course of the ongoing process.