The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday dismissed the allegations made against it by former first Lady, Patience Jonathan.
Jonathan in a petition to the House of Representatives had alleged that the agency and the EFCC had continuously subjected her to harassments.
But the anti-narcotic agency, in a statement on Monday by its Head, Public Affairs, Mitchell Ofoyeju said Mrs Jonathan’s allegation was misleading.
It stated that any individual, found culpable of drug trafficking and other related offences, would be duly prosecuted by the agency irrespective of his or her status.
Ofoyeju said, “Mrs. Jonathan’s allegation is spurious and misleading. NDLEA has no case against the former First Lady. It is rather surprising that the agency was mentioned in her petition when she is not being investigated.
“The NDLEA remains committed to the fight against drug cultivation, trafficking and abuse. It will not harass but those who violate the provisions of the Act, no matter their status, shall not go unpunished.”