By GBENGA ARIYIBI
ADO-EKITI – ADO – EKITI, capital of Ekiti State, yesterday, witnessed an unusual commotion when officials of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, allegedly shot one person in a motor park during a clamp down on some suspected drug abusers.
NDLEA officials, apparently acting on a tip-off, had stormed Ajilosun Road Motor park to clamp down on suspected drug consumers.
It was gathered that no sooner than the NDLEA officials arrived the garage in a commando-style in search of Indian hemp consumers than they were attacked by suspected hoodlums.
This development led to sporadic shootings by the officials of the agency.
In the ensuing melee, stray bullet was said to have hit a passenger, a development that led to commotion in the area.
This led to a traffic snarl on Ado-Ekiti/Akure highway and commuters had to make a detour to escape the logjam that lasted for several hours.
Unconfirmed report said the victim gave up the ghost after he was rushed to the hospital.
National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Chairman in the state, Mr. Julius Jegede, said the resistance from his men was not because they were guilty of drug abuse, but the manner in which the agency’s officials stormed the park.
Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Mr. Victor Babayemi, who conformed the incident said the injured was in the hospital receiving treatment, contrary to insinuation that he died.