NDLEA ALLOWS MAN TO DROWN WITHOUT TRIAL

The remains of 32-year-old Dapo Olasore, who was reportedly allowed to drown by officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, have been recovered by residents of the Agboyi Community in the Alapere area of Lagos State. It was learnt that the body of the victim floated around 9pm on Monday.
Dapo had fallen into a river when officials of the NDLEA stormed his vicinity, but the men allegedly asked a boat operator who had wanted to rescue him not to. See the graphic pic after the cut.


A resident who confirmed the body to PUNCH, said:
 “His remains have been found. His body floated around 9pm some distance away from where he drowned; it was bloated and smelly.”
His relatives from Ibadan have also started arriving for his burial. But said they would have to first get a police report to avoid any form of trouble with the authorities. Some traditional rites will also be carried out before he is finally buried.

The elder brother of the victim, Bolarin Olasore, said he received the news with shock, adding that the family was concerned with Dapo’s burial.
“I still spoke with him last Saturday and he said he would come to see me in Ibadan. I had gone for a birthday party when I heard the news. We are all sad because he was a good son. I have come down from Ibadan to represent the family and plan his burial with the village head.
The family has also instructed me that we should not drag any case with the NDLEA because there is nothing that can compensate for his life. He still has a five-year-old kid and an aged mother and we all are grieving. Starting a case could compound the situation because they will start saying we should exhume his corpse and do all kinds of things.”

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