In response to the reported assault on the President of the National Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has initiated a comprehensive investigation to ascertain the facts surrounding the incident and address any ambiguities that may exist. The announcement was made through a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, shared on the Force X account on Friday.
The statement outlined the IGP’s commitment to transparency and accountability, emphasizing the importance of maintaining public trust. The Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department has been directed to take charge of the investigation with the primary objective of uncovering the true facts surrounding the alleged assault.
Given the conflicting accounts and various versions of the incident, the police recognize the necessity of a thorough and unbiased inquiry. The IGP assures the public, especially the leadership of organized labor, that the investigation will be conducted transparently. The statement also conveyed the IGP’s personal intervention to address the issues surrounding the incident.
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The investigation has already commenced, and the Nigeria Police Force has pledged to follow it to a conclusive end. The findings will guide appropriate actions, and the IGP assures that the public will be kept informed. The call for calm has been extended to organized labor and the public, emphasizing the commitment to resolving the matter fairly.
Joe Ajaero was reportedly attacked in Owerri, the capital of Imo State while leading union members on a strike earlier in the week. The outcome of the investigation will play a crucial role in shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the assault and ensuring justice is served.
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