How Imo police flogged, vandalised my vehicle – Commandant, NSCDC
The Imo State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Michael Ogar, has accused policemen in the state of attacking the NSCDC headquarters.
He added that the policemen assaulted him during the attack in Owerri.
Ogar, who said the men stole phones and other valuables, explained that the cops attacked the NSCDC headquarters in Owerri on Monday evening, vandalised his official vehicle and made away with exhibits belonging to the command.
He said, “The attack was after a policeman, Nonso Ezenwanne, obstructed my convoy.
“The policeman was detained because he had multiple identification cards on him.
“I had reached out to the former acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Giwa, to identify the suspect without success.
“It was on my way to see MOPOL 18 Commander, just about 10 meters away from the NSCDC office, when I saw eight vehicles that blocked me. The policemen started shooting at my vehicle.
“They dragged me out, flogged and later took me to their command where they continued to beat me with sticks.
He said after about three hours, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in-charge of Operations later came to his rescue.
“Two of my personnel got bullet injuries and are receiving treatment in hospital. They said the matter will be resolved today.
“I am disappointed and embarrassed by the action of MOPOL 18 men,” Ogar added.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, Micheal Abattam, was not available for comment on the incident.