The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has launched a discreet investigation into an alleged attack on popular Nigerian gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele by an operative of the Corps.
While condemning the act even though the facts have not been established, the corps condemned in very strong terms such an untoward attitude which is unbecoming of an officer of the law.
It was learnt that the incident occurred in Iloro Ekiti, where Ayefele entertained guests at an event and the officer in question allegedly attempted to take money from his car but when resisted, he punched the singer in the mouth and also threatened to shoot him for refusing to give them money.
DC Olusola Odumosu, Public Relations Officer of the Corps noted that under the leadership of Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, there is zero tolerance for corruption, indiscipline and any atrocious behaviour inimical to the safety and security of the citizens of this country.
“We do not in any way condone any act of recklessness, impudence or assault on any individual or group of persons nor infringement on the fundamental human rights of citizens whether highly or lowly placed.
“Consequently, the Commandant General has ordered that all concerned officers be identified and summoned immediately to the National Headquarters for necessary disciplinary action.
He has directed the Ekiti State Commandant to, without delay, commence a full-scale investigation into the incident to establish the veracity of the allegation and the level of involvement and culpability of all the officers fingered in the matter.
Also, the Corps has tendered an unreserved apology to the renowned popular gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele, his followers, the Iloro Ekiti community and everyone affected by this condemnable and horrendous act which contradicts the Corps tenets, rules of engagement and standard operating procedure.
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