The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has ordered investigations into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault on the person of the President of the National Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero.
IGP’s order was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the Force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
ACP Adejobi said the IGP consequently 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 addressing any ambiguities that may exist as the Police have been inundated with different versions of the incident making investigations imperative to clear the conflicting accounts.
According to the statement, 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.”