NSCDC suspends two officers for allegedly harassing medical doctor
The Bayelsa State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has suspended two of its operatives for harassing a medical doctor in Yenegoa, the state capital.
This is coming after the conclusion of investigations of allegation that two of its operatives harassed a medical doctor, Bekewari Sampou and shot at his car.The incident, which happened on April 28, involving two civil defenders, Akpoghomhe Jude and Ogodo Richman, had generated concerns among members of the public.
The corps set up a seven-man committee headed by its Head of Intelligence and Investigation Department, Deputy Commandant Anyanwu G.C with the mandate to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The state Commandant, Desmond Agu said following the committee’s report, Jude Akpogho was indicted and subsequently suspended from the corps.Agu spoke at the command’s headquarters in Yenagoa when the Initiative for Positive Influence on African Youth (IPIAY) conferred on him a leadership merit award.
He said the corps would not condone any acts indiscipline, especially the misuse of firearms by its officers and men.He added that after a meeting between the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the NSCDC, the corps resolved to compensate the victim.
Agu warned officers and men of the corps to desist from any act that could tarnish the image of NSCDC. Receiving the award before the senior officers of the command, he noted that it was an honour to be given an award by IPIAY, whose membership cut across most African countries.
“The NSCDC has helped to keep the country safe. We are proactive in our approach to security matters and we will continue to contribute our quota to ensure that peace reigns in the country,” he said.
He assured that the award would boost the morale of NSCDC to do more in the state in realising its mandate. Speaking, the Head of Mission, David Christophe described Agu as a rare gem, administrative icon, a man of outstanding understanding and a true son of Africa.
Christophe, who hails from Togo led other delegates- Kwase Kudjoe (Ghana), Esther Okeke (Cameroon), Gabriel Kamoya (Kenya), Semira Ikhina (Benin Republic) and Paul Mathew (Nigeria) to give the award to the commandant.