- Police in mufti resist arrest by NSCDC officials
- Erring officer calls for backup
Police officers invaded the command office of NSCDC at Railway Junction, Dugbe in Ibadan on Friday morning, February 5, following a fracas one of their officers had with an official of the NSCDC.
According to Tribune, a policeman dressed in mufti resisted attempts by officials of the FRSC and NSCDC to arrest him for violating traffic laws by making calls while driving.
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An argument however ensued following an attempt by FRSC officials to flag the police officer down.
According to an eye witness account, the policeman was said to have thrown a canister of tear gas at the FRSC officials in a bid to escape. He was later accosted by NSCDC officers on patrol who arrived the scene.
But the erring office called for back up, which upon arrival, beat up the NSCDC officers on ground, and seized their vehicle.
The police officers than invaded the command office of NSCDC at Railway Junction causing chaos in the process.
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Reports Afrique has it that a Coalition of Human Rights and Pro-Democracy Based Civil Society Organizations have issued a stern warning to the Iranian government for interfering in matters that concerns Nigeria’s internal security.