Investigation still ongoing over alleged assault of security guard by CCT chair – Police

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The Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has said the incident of an alleged assault involving the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Chairman, Danladi Umar, and a security guard at Bannex Plaza last week Monday that a discreet investigation is still ongoing.

A statement signed by FCT Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam said the Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Bala Ciroma, has assured members of the public that the Command will be professional, fair, and thorough in its investigation.

The statement reads: “Following the incident of alleged assault involving the CCT Chairman and a security guard that occurred at Bannex Plaza on Monday, March 29th,2021, the Command wishes to state categorically that, a discreet investigation is still ongoing.

Hence, the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma wishes to reassure members of the public that the Command will be professional, fair, and thorough in its investigation.

“Furthermore, the Command urges residents to remain calm and allow the law to take its cause.”

It would be recalled that in a five-minute video that has gone viral online, Mr. Danlandi was seen slapping and kicking the yet-to-be-identified security guard, while police officers suspected to be attached to him were trying to restrain him from attacking the guard.

The crowd around the scene was heard shouting “Go away, go away, oga go inside your car, respect yourself. A plastic bottle was seen hauled at his vehicle while the policemen were struggling to calm Mr. Danlandi.

The voice from the person filming the scene was heard saying “You are not the most powerful person here, they will beat you here”.
The voice also said in the video clip that the mirror of Mr. Danladi’s black sport utility vehicle SUV was smashed.

The CCT chairman was eventually pulled back into his vehicle by the policemen. But as the vehicle was leaving the premises, the gate was shut. The vehicle, which had others in its front, was trying to find its way out of the premises when the video ended.