By Kelechi Esogwa-Amadi
Hard times now await sellers and smokers of hard drugs and banned substances such as cocaine and Indian hemp in Akpajo and the entire Eleme and Onne axes of Rivers State as the leadership of Akpajo Trailer Park has vowed to deal with anyone caught indulging in such anti-social activities.
To prevent the invasion of the park by hoodlums, operators of the park have introduced a mechanism to screen anyone seeking entrance into the place with biometric identity cards.
Speaking today (Monday, 20th July 2020) during an event to mark the one year anniversary of the executive council of Petrochemical, Fertilizer Transporters Association (PEFTA), Rivers State Chapter, at the Akpajo Trailer Park, the chairman of the association, Mustapha Danladi Zaria, warned that any attempt by any person or group of persons to introduce sale and smoking of cocaine, Indian hemp or any other banned drug inside the park would be severely dealt with.
He regretted that it was partly as a result of the influx of hoodlums who indulged in such anti-social activities that some other trailer parks in Eleme and Onne were closed down, warning that his association would not tolerate same at the Akpajo trailer park.
“We will not accept selling of hard drugs or smoking of Indian hemp in this park. We don’t want anything that will cause trouble for anybody here. So we have to be very careful. If we see anybody smoking Indian hemp here we will deal with him,” the PEFTA chairman said.
Also speaking, the Akpajo Trailer Park chairman and head of the PEFTA Project Committee, Hon. Ngofa Nwosu warned that the management of the park would not tolerate any act capable of jeopardizing the image of the park or exposing them to a clash with security agents.
He warned that anybody who does not have the biometric identity card prepared by the management of the park should not come near the gate of the park as he would not be allowed to enter.
Hon. Ngofa Nwosu said: “We don’t want the sale of cocaine in this park. We would not hesitate to fight anything that will attract security men here. That is why we have adopted what we call Operation Know Who Is Who so that we can identify anybody coming in with their identity cards. If you don’t have this identity card, don’t bother to come because we won’t allow you in.”
Speaking with TPCN shortly after the event, the Akpajo Trailer Park chairman, Hon. Ngofa Nwosu said they decided the adopt a strict measure to check the activities of bad eggs in the society who always see parks as easy hideouts to perpetrate their evil acts.
He said the management of the park is working hand in hand with security operatives in the area to provide effective security and ensure sanity in the park.