Two marijuana smokers drown in escape attempt in yenagoa as they sighted NDLEA

Report made it known that two youths from Okolobiri community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of  Bayelsa State have drowned in a creek in the community as they attempted to evade arrest by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

The deceased, one Diepreye Diete and an unnamed youth, were said to have jumped into the Taylor Creek in Okolobiri when they sighted the NDLEA operatives that had gone on a raid of red zones in the area.

A similar scenario occurred in the community about two months ago, precisely on January 25, when two youths – Meipor Ebinimias and his unnamed friend in an attempt to escape arrest jumped into a river and drowned.

Ebinimias and his friend were said to be smoking away when operatives of the state security outfit, codenamed Operation Doo Akpo, stormed their hideout.

Not wanting to be caught in the act, Ebinimias and his friend jumped into the river where they met their waterloo – they drowned.

As for the current development, it was learnt that the incident took place on March 26, few days to the presidential election.

It was further learnt that when the operatives, who came in four trucks, stormed their hideout, the cannabis smoking youths, numbering over 15, took to their heels.

They were said to have dashed into a nearby creek in attempt to evade arrest by swimming across to a neighbouring community, Obanagha.

It was gathered that while 13 other youths were able to swim across to Obunagha, the two deceased were unfortunate as they drowned in the river.


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