The Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Abubakar Audi, has condemned the alleged physical assault on Yinka Ayefele, a popular Nigerian gospel singer, by an operative of the corps.
He has also ordered a full-scale investigation of the incident to verify the culpability of the officers involved and ensure disciplinary action is taken against him.
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The spokesman for the NSCDC, Mr Olusola Odumosu, in a statement said the corps is a friendly force with “humility and integrity in service delivery” as its watchword.
“The incident occurred in Iloro-Ekiti, where Ayefele entertained guests at an event and the officer in question allegedly attempted to take money from his car but when resisted, he punched the singer in the mouth and also threatened to shoot him for refusing to give them money.
“The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps condemn in very strong terms such an untoward attitude which is unbecoming of an officer of the law.
“The corps under the leadership of Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi has zero tolerance for corruption, indiscipline and any atrocious behaviour inimical to the safety and security of the citizens of this country.
“We do not in any way condone any act of recklessness, impudence or assault on any individual or group of persons nor Infringement on the fundamental human rights of citizens whether highly or lowly placed,” the statement added.