Misuse of our official jackets has consequences, NDLEA warns skit makers



Uba Group

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has warned skit makers to desist from using its official jackets in creating false impressions, saying such act attracts consequences.

The warning came on the heels of a viral old video trending on social media where some persons, suspected to be skit makers, wore red jackets similar to the ones used by officers and men of the agency.

A statement issued on Tuesday by Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy of NDLEA, said those in the video were not NDLEA officials.

It reads, “The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, wishes to reiterate that a trending video of some persons wearing red jackets similar to the ones used by officers and men of the Agency for operational purposes, operating in a minibus, is an old skit, which the Agency had disclaimed a year ago.

“It should be noted that those in the video are not NDLEA officers.

“The Agency had in a well-publicized statement released on Saturday 21st May 2022 stated that it had established, following series of public enquiries, that the video with screenshot pictures attached to the statement is a skit produced by one Mathew C Eze who lives in the Lekki area of Lagos.

“A year after, the video has returned to the social media space, a development that has led to several enquiries from concerned members of the public on the authenticity of the content of the video.

“We will like to reiterate again that the confusion the controversial 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 also like to remind those fond of this kind of indiscretion, especially the misuse of its official jackets to mislead and create false impressions, that such has consequences.”