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Assault allegation:NSCDC launches investigation of attack on Yinka Ayefele

By Tina Abeku, Abuja
02 September 2022   |   3:55 pm
The management of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), has said that it has begun an investigation into an assault allegation on popular gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele by a personnel of the agency.

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The management of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), has said that it has begun an investigation into an assault allegation on popular gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele by a personnel of the agency.

Commandant General of the corps, Dr Ahmed Audi, said the officer in question is being investigated and would be dealt with accordingly if found guilty.

In a communique by the Public Relations Officer of the corps, Olusola Odumosu, Audi said the agency has zero tolerance for corruption, indiscipline and any atrocious behaviour inimical to the safety and security of the citizens of this country.

According to the statement, Ayefele was punched in the mouth and threatened to be shot at when he resisted an attempt by an NSCDC officer to take money from his car while at an event in Iloro, Ekiti state.

Audi pointed out that “The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps condemn in very strong terms such untoward attitude which is unbecoming of an officer of the law.

“The Corps has 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.”

The statement continues, “The Corps wishes to tender 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.

“The Corps is a friendly force with “humility and integrity in service delivery” as its watchword.”

Commandant General has also ordered that all concerned officers be identified and summoned immediately to the National Headquarters for necessary disciplinary action saying that the corps will leave no stone unturned in making sure that justice is served in this matter and erring officers found culpable be decisively dealt with to serve as a deterrent to others.

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