Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Umar Danladi has revealed why he physically assaulted a security guard at Banex plaza in Wuse, Abuja.
KanyiDaily recalls that Umar was caught on camera slapping and kicking a yet-to-be-identified security guard who reportedly told him to park his car very well at the plaza.
In the viral video, the security guard was slapped, kicked, pulled down and inflicted with injuries by the power-drunk CCT Chairman, before he was restrained and led into his car by police officers.
Many Nigerians have since taken to their various social media handles to demand Umar’s resignation and proper investigations into the assault against the security guard.
Reacting to the video in a statement on Tuesday, CCT spokesperson, Ibraheem Al-Hassan accused the security guard of being rude and issuing a threat against Umar.
“The altercations started over a parking lot which chairman met vacant, and it was directly opposite a shop where he wanted to make a purchase and to fix his phone”.
“When the young security guard sighted him, he ordered that the chairman should not park his car in that particular space,” Al-Hassan said.
Al-Hassan said the security personnel could not provide a reasonable explanation why Umar could not park in the empty space.
He said although the tribunal chairman did not identify himself, “the boy was rude in his approach and threatened to deal with chairman if he refused to leave the scene.”
“Again, if the chairman had gone there to cause trouble or intimidate someone, as suggested, he would have gone there in his full official paraphernalia. But he went there alone with his younger brother,” the statement reads.
“The policemen seen in the video clip were not the chairman’s police team. They were policemen operating around the plaza, who at first instance intervened before the arrival of the police team from Maitama police station.”
Narrating further, he said a mob in the plaza started throwing machetes and sharp objects at Umar’s car, “which led to a deep cut and dislocation in one of his fingers, causing damage to his car and smashing his windscreen”.
“At the point he attempted to leave the scene, these same miscreants ordered for the closure of the gate, thereby assaulting him before the arrival of police team from Maitama police station,” Al-Hassan added.
KanyiDaily recalls that Adamawa LGA chairman, Idi Amin, was also caught on camera physically assaulting a mechanic, Segun Oyeniyi, at his workshop.