IGP ordered DIG FCID to thoroughly investigate alleged brutalisation of the NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero




The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun Ph.D., has charged for a thorough investigation into the alleged brutalization of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero. The Charges came on the threats of  members of the NLC against strike actions and possible protest across the country in solidarity against the brutalization of their President in Owerri the Imo State Capital.

The Charges was released and signed by ACP Oumuyiwa Adejoba mnipr, mipra, FCAI Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters Abuja on Friday. The IGP also calls for calm as he charges for investigation on the matter.

The statements reads;

“The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has ordered for an investigations into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault on the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Comrade Joe Ajaero.

Consequently, he has directed the Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department 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.

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 labour, that a thorough and unbiased inquiry will be conducted to provide clarifications while urging organized labour 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”.


Friday 10th November 2023