CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar causes uproar on Twitter with a Press Statement labelling crowd as ‘Biafran Boys’
Following the backlash from Nigerians, the CCT Chairman through his spokesperson, Ibraheem Al-Hassan, has issued a statement regarding the video of him scolding and violently kicking a security man.
Al-Hassan claimed that the security man was rude and had threatened the Chairman. He also said that the Chairman was attacked by ‘Biafran Boys’.
See the full statement below:
“Our attention was drawn on a report from some online publication with a video clip suggesting the Chairman assaulted a security guard at Banex Plaza. To start with, the said plaza has been his usual place of visits for the past 18 years for shopping and repairs of his phones, and in all these periods there has never been any time he had any turmoil with anybody.
“Unfortunately, Monday’s altercations started over a parking lot, which the Chairman met vacant and it was directly opposite a shop he want (sic) to make a purchase and to fixed (sic) his phone, when the young security guard sighted him, he ordered that the Chairman should not pack (sic) his car in that particular empty space, but when the Chairman asked why, the security guard couldn’t convince the chairman.
“Although the Chairman didn’t identify himself, because to him it was needless and it was a place he visited often, the boy was rude in his approach and threatened to deal with the Chairman if he refused to leave the scene.
“Again, if the Chairman had gone there to cause trouble or intimidate someone, he would have gone there in his full official paraphernalia, but he went there alone with his younger brother.
“The policemen in the video were not the Chairman’s police team, they were policemen operating around the plaza.
“The Maitama police station personnel also came as the few policemen in the complex were apparently overwhelmed by the mobs, consisting of Biafran boys throwing matches and shape object to his car, which led to deep cut and dislocation in one of his fingers, causing damage to his car, and smashing his windscreen.
“At a point he attempted to leave the scene, these same miscreants, Biafran boys, ordered for (sic) the closure of the gate thereby assaulting him before the arrival of the police team from Maitama police station.”
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