IGP orders investigation into alleged attack on NLC president Ajaero
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has ordered investigations into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault on the person of the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero.
Consequently, he has directed the Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) to take over the matter with the primary objective of ascertaining the true facts surrounding the incident and to address any ambiguities that may exist as the Police has been inundated with different versions of the incident making investigations imperative to clear the conflicting accounts.
This was contained in a statement signed by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, Abuja, on Friday.
According to the statement, the Nigeria Police Force understands the importance of transparency and accountability in maintaining public trust. The IGP, therefore, assures the public, most especially the leadership of the organized labor, that a thorough and unbiased inquiry will be conducted to provide clarifications while urging organized labor and the public to remain calm, as he has personally intervened to address the issues surrounding this incident.
”The investigation has commenced, and the Nigeria Police Force guarantees that it will be followed to a conclusive end, and appropriate actions will be taken based on the findings of the investigation.”
It could be recalled that the Ajaero was allegedly attacked in Imo while leading a protest against the non-payment of pensioners in the state.
The Union accused the Imo State command led by CP Mohammed Barde of partisanship and complicity in the incident.
The IGP subsequently removed CP Barde from the state and declared the police force, neutral on the matter.