By Yomi Kareem
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said a trending video of some persons wearing red jackets similar to the ones used by its officers and men of the Agency for operational purposes, operating in a minibus, as a skit and not real.
The Agency in a statement by its Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, said NDLEA has so far established, following a series of public enquiries, that the video is a skit and not a video of officers of the Agency on duty.
He explained that the skit maker has also been confirmed to be one Mathew C Eze who lives in the Lekki area of Lagos.
He added that the confusion the video has created in the minds of members of the public underscores the need for some social media content producers to show restraint, responsibility and decorum in how they misuse paraphernalia of law enforcement officers to avoid misconceptions and insinuations.
The Agency posited that it will however continue to monitor the activities of this particular skit maker with a view to establishing his motive as the latest is his second in the misuse of NDLEA’s official jackets.