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HURIWA, concerned Nigerians call for CCT Chair’s arrest over harassment of security guard

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Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called for the immediate dismissal, arrest, and prosecution of the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, for the conduct displayed at BANEX Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, yesterday, where he was caught on camera allegedly beating up a security guard, who was doing his job, by telling him not to park on a reserved parking space.

The rights group said the misconduct of the public officer has shown that he lacks the comportment, decorum, decency, and discipline required for a high office of the law.

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“We hereby call on the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, to sack Danladi Umar without wasting any time except if this government is reckless, rascally, unruly, and lawless, then the unruly character that embodies the soul of the government can continue to be there in the office.
“We urge the members of the civil rights advocacy community in Nigeria to provide pro-bono legal services for this city that was beaten blue and black by a man who ought not to behave like a wrestling thug,” the group said.

A statement signed on Wednesday in Abuja by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA noted that this was the same character that used by President Muhammadu Buhari and he was unusually manipulated, brainwashed, and instigated to unlawfully issue an exparte order (A Kangaroo/ Jankara market injunction) that pronounced unconstitutionally the removal of only substantive Chief of Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) to have come from southern Nigeria in the last 30 years-Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen.

The group maintained that it condemned the reckless issuance of a press statement by Danladi Umar in which he was quoted to have called those who witnessed the scene of his public show of brute force against an innocent Nigerian as Biafran boys which showed that he is a bigot or that he knows something most Nigerians do not know- that is, he may have as well passed another night time experts order creating his imaginary “Biafran Republic” for him to know the citizens of his utopian creation.

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“We want the Federal Government to arrest Danladi and prosecute him on the ground of treason for him to have pronounced the Nigerian citizens Biafran boys because he may have been procured to issue an illegal exparte order creating Biafran republic. After all, he has the habit of the recklessness of issuing frivolous orders from his chambers,” they said.

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi, has been caught on camera physically assaulting a security guard at Banex Plaza in Wuse, Abuja.

Recall that in a five-minute video that went viral online, 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.

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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 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.

Similarly, Concerned Nigerians for the protection of Human Rights and Rule of Law Initiative has said it is baffled by the Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman, Danladi denial of assault he unleashed on innocent Nigerian carrying out their duty at the Banex Plaza, Wuse 2 Abuja.

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In a statement signed by its convener, Deji Adeyanju, states; “we are surprised that the CCT chairman will blatantly deny a viral video that was captured by many witnesses. The violent attack on the private security guard is distasteful and should be condemned by all and sundry.

“We are also deeply concerned that in an attempt to exonerate Mr. Umar Danladi of wrongdoing, the spokesman for the Bureau resorted to ethnic profiling by referring to concerned Nigerians who rose to the defense of the security guard that was being assaulted as “Biafran thugs”

“Consequently, we are calling on the police to arrest and prosecute the CCT chairman who allegedly assaulted the Nigerian citizen in the viral video. The masses are already being tormented by the economic hardship, therefore; being assaulted by Danladi is the peak of all physical assaults,” he said.

He added that political leaders are supposed to safeguard and protect the well-being of all Nigerians and not to torment. On this basis, Adeyanju requests that Danladi Umar face the full wrath of the law and bear the consequences of his action.

“The police need to demonstrate that the Nigerian constitution is no respecter of any person or group of persons,” he noted.

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