In a significant development today, the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, NPM, has intervened in the alleged assault case involving the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero.
Prompted by the gravity of the incident, IGP Egbetokun has directed the Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) to spearhead a meticulous investigation into the matter. The primary aim is to unravel the truth surrounding the assault and address any conflicting narratives that have surfaced.
Given the varying accounts of the incident, the Police Chief emphasized the need for a transparent and unbiased inquiry to ensure the public’s trust in the process. The Nigeria Police Force recognizes the importance of clarity in such cases and is committed to conducting a thorough investigation to provide accurate information.
IGP Egbetokun has assured the public, particularly the leadership of organized labour, that the investigation will be carried out with utmost diligence. He has personally intervened to address the concerns surrounding the alleged assault and calls for calm, urging both organized labour and the public to await the findings of the inquiry.
The investigation has already commenced, and the Nigeria Police Force guarantees that it will be pursued to a conclusive end. Appropriate actions will be taken based on the outcome of the investigation.
In an official statement, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, emphasized the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to transparency and accountability. The public is urged to remain patient as the investigative process unfolds.