The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has denied the reports trending on social media that its officer named L.S. Shonibare assaulted BBNaija star, Abiri Khloe.
The Director, Media and Advocacy NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi made the denial in a press statement on Sunday in Abuja.
He said that the reports were untrue as the operatives of the agency did not assault Khloe at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos as speculated.
Babafemi said that the agency’s preliminary findings showed that none of its officers assaulted the Air Peace airline passenger at the departure gate of the MMIA in the early hours of Dec. 5.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the BBNaija star called out an NDLEA official named L.S. Shonibare while she shared a video of her broken fingernail, which she blamed the official
Khloe called on NDLEA to investigate the incident and called on officials to stop “harassing citizens because of their uniforms”.
In a swift response, Babafemi said that the passenger had in a social media publication alleged that a female NDLEA officer harassed and assaulted her while on transit.
According to him, while further investigation of the allegation is ongoing, the following facts has so far been established.
He said: “at about 12:20 am on Sunday, Dec. 5, during an outward clearance of passengers going to South Africa by Air peace, a female passenger, Ms. Abiri Khloe was asked to submit her luggage for a search, which is a regular procedure.