Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Saturday, July 30, 2022, uncovered a drug lab inside the Victoria Garden City, VGC, Lekki, Lagos State.
The agency, acting on intelligence, busted the meth lab inside a rented apartment, at K-5A/2, in Road 14 of the VGC.
An internal security alert issued by the Manager of VGC, Yusuff Morufat, to residents, said the operatives arrested the occupant of the property, Emeka Nzewi, and his accomplices.
Emeka, according to the alert, has been on the wanted list of the NDLEA since 2017.
The suspects through domestic staff allegedly distribute the drug around the community.
The NDLEA had alerted that all boreholes, water supply, and plants, 500 metres away from the med lab have been contaminated, adding that a test will be conducted on all water supply to properties around the meth lab on Road 14.
“On Saturday, July 30, 2022, at about 15:10hrs, officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) carried out a sting operation in K-5A/2, Road 14 based on intelligence gathering.
“The property is occupied by a tenant, Mr & Mrs Emeka Nzewi. The operation confirmed a meth lab operation in the premises.
“Mr Emeka Nzewi and accomplices have been arrested, while the property will be sealed by the State Government.
“NDLEA had been in trace of Mr Emeka Nzewi since 2017.
“According to the NDLEA Officials, all boreholes, water supply, and plants 500 metres away from K-5A/2 Road 14 have been contaminated.
“Therefore, VGCPORA in conjunction with NDLEA will conduct a test of water supply to properties around K-5A/2, Road 14”, the alert, read in part.
It further observed that “Property Owners do not conduct background checks of tenants before lease of properties. Such act exposes other residents to security risk.
“Henceforth, VGCPORA will make background checks mandatory for new residents before access cards will be issued or renewed for existing residents.
“The act of Mr Emeka Nzewi has exposed all occupants of properties around Road 14 to hazardous meth lab chemicals used and waste generated from production.
“The use of some domestic employees to distribute the drugs within the community.
“VGCPORA has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, drug free environment.
“Alcohol and drug misuse pose a threat to the health and safety of VGC and to the security of the community.
“We request that you join hands with us to make VGC a drug free community. If you see something, say something.”