Police arrest Banex trader for assault in CCT Chairman Danladi Umar case

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The FCT Command of the Nigeria Police Force has not arrested the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, who was caught on video allegedly assaulting a security guard, Clement Sargwak, around Banex Shopping Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, on Monday.

However, The PUNCH reports that a trader, Peter Onyuike, had been arrested by the Department of State Services and then handed over to the police for allegedly assaulting the CCT chairman while other traders are being hunted.

The newspaper also reports that the police were investigating traders for criminal conspiracy, joint act, assault, criminal force, and mischief.

In a letter with reference number CR:3000/FCT/X/D15/Vol which was addressed to the company in charge of security at the plaza, the police asked that another trader, Oyuho Augustine Samuel, be brought to the Anti-Vice Section of the Criminal Investigation Department at Wuse Zone 2 on April 6, 2021.

The letter which was signed by ACP Magawata Mode, and addressed to Jul Reliable Security Guards, is titled, ‘Letter of Invitation, case of criminal conspiracy, joint act, assault, criminal force and mischief: Oyuho Augustine Samuel’.

The letter, dated April 1, 2021, read in part, “The office is investigating the above mentioned case in which the need to obtain certain clarification from one Oyuho Augustine Samuel, who operates a shop within your business premises became pertinent.

“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to avail yourself to interview the undersigned through CSP Njayo Yahaya Bawuchi, sectional Head, Anti-Vice Section, No. 34 Koforidua Street, off Ouagadougou Street off Accra Street, off Michael Opara Street, Wuse Zone 2 on April 6, 2021 at 10am prompt.”

The lawyer representing the brutalised security guard, Mr. Samuel Ihensekhien, also said it was unfortunate that the police had abandoned the substantive issue but were chasing traders who videoed the incident.

He said if the police compromised the case, he would be forced to institute an action in court

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