21st May, 2022
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, said it has put a Lagos skit maker, Matthew Eze under monitor over his frequent use of jackets usually worn by its operatives during operations in his video skits.
Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters said this in a statement on Saturday while reacting to controversies being generating by the trending video of Eze in which some persons wearing red jackets similar to the ones used by officers and men of the Agency for operational purposes, operating in a minibus.
Some commentators had believed that those shown in the video were officers of the NDLEA using a commercial minibus to go on operation.
But while dismissing the insinuations , NDLEA said following series of public enquiries, it has been able to establish that the trending video is a skit and not a video of officers of the Agency on duty.
“The skit maker has also been confirmed to be one Matthew C Eze who lives in the Lekki area of Lagos.
“The confusion this 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 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 NDLEAs official jackets,” said Babafemi in the statement.