NSCDC commandant in Imo accuses policemen of assaulting him

NSCDC commandant in Imo accuses policemen of assaulting him  

The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State, Michael Ogar, has accused men of the Imo state police command of attacking NSCDC headquarters in Owerri and assaulting him while in their office.


Addressing journalists today April 26, Ogar said some policemen allegedly invaded the NSCDC headquarters in Owerri, on Monday evening, April 25, and made away with phones, damaged his official vehicle, and confiscated exhibits belonging to his Command. 


He claimed that the police attack on the NSCDC headquarters was sequel to a policeman, one Nonso Ezenwanne, who obstructed his convoy on Sunday in Owerri, while coming back from the scene of oil explosion at a Forest in Abaezi community in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of the state.


Ogar said that the cop was detained because he claimed to be a policeman, but with multiple identification cards. 


“My personnel had an altercation with Ezenwanne following the disruption of my motorcade while returning from the scene of the inferno at an illegal oil bunkering site in the state on Sunday.

As though, that wasn’t enough, he trailed us to Owerri and blocked my motorcade again and brought out a pistol threatening to shoot us, but he was later disarmed and arrested.

I had reached out to the former acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Giwa, to identify the suspect, which is the norm, but it yielded no result as he said he had been transferred to Kaduna. We didn’t see anybody to identify him.

It was on my way to see MOPOL 18 Commander, just about 10 meters away from the NSCDC office, that I saw eight vehicles that blocked me and started shooting into the air and my vehicle.

hey dragged me out, flogged and battered me, and later took me to their Command where they continued to beat me with sticks and baton,” the Commandant said.