NSCDC suspends operative for shooting at doctor’s car

by on June 1, 2017

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has concluded investigations into an allegation that two of its operatives ha­rassed a medical doctor, Beke­wari Sampou and shot at his car in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The incident, which happened on April 28, involving two civil defenders, Akpoghomhe Jude and Ogodo Richman, generated concerns among members of the public.

The corps set up a seven-man committee headed by NSCDC’s Head of Intelligence and Inves­tigation Department, Deputy Commandant Anyanwu G.C with the mandate to investigate all the circumstances surround­ing the incident.

The state Commandant, Mr. Desmond Agu, said following the report of the committee, Jude Akpogho, was indicted and was subsequently suspended from the corps.

Agu spoke at the command’s headquarters in Yenagoa when a Pan-African group, Initiative for Positive Influence on African Youth (IPIAY) bestowed him with a distinguished leadership merit award.

He said the corps would never condone indiscipline especially the misuse of firearms by officers and men of NSCDC.

He said following the meeting between the executive members of the Nigerian Medical Associa­tion 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.

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