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The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, has claimed that the security guard he assaulted in a viral video was rude to him.
In a viral video that surfaced on the internet, Mr Umar was caught assaulting a security man over a parking lot at Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, on Monday.
He was seen slapping the security guard and forcing him to kneel down before he was restrained by the crowd, including police officers attached to him. He was then forced into his vehicle by the police officers.
This angered those at the market, leading to the gate being locked and objects being thrown at his car.
NewsWireNGR also gathered that the legal services of Abuja-based legal practitioner, Ihensekhien Samuel Jnr was sought after Umar lodged a complaint against the security guard at the Maitama Police Station under the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.
Reacting to the video in a statement on Tuesday, by his spokesperson Ibraheem Al-Hassan, the CCT described the security man as a rude ‘Biafra boy’ who had threatened him.
Giving an account of what happened, Al-Hassan said the “altercations started over a parking lot which chairman met vacant, and it was directly opposite a shop where he wanted to make a purchase and to fix his phone.”
Read the statement below: