Following the call for disgraced Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari to be paraded for alleged drug trafficking charges, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has disclosed that they do not parade suspects or bring them before newsmen.
The agency’s spokesman Femi Babafemi in a Twitter post said it is not the custom of NDLEA to parade suspects like other law enforcement agencies do.
He said, “We do not parade suspects. We have never paraded any suspects. That is the truth. I have never brought any suspects before newsmen. What we do most times is that when we issue a statement on our activities, we select some pictures of the exhibits, sometimes with the suspects there, just to show the public because we have a very cynical society that even with pictures, still a number of people would say it is not possible.
“So, you sometimes need pictures or videos to support the statement you are issuing out so that people can actually see and believe that. Beyond that some of these things also serve as deterrent to would-be offenders or those who are already in such line of criminality so that they can see that one day they can also be caught.''