The conduct of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Umar, was unbelivable: he violently attacked a security guard at a shopping area for advising him on how to use the parking lot..
A video recording of the shameful conduct of Umar has gone viral, with commentators lashing out at him, and calling for his arrest and prosecution.
Recall that Umar presided over the tribunal session that ended the career of former Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen
Worse, an official statement explaining what transpired from the spokesman of the CCT, Ibraheem Alhassan, was scandalous, not only in referring to a Nigerian as a Biafran, but in the terrible grammar it contained.
For the better part of Wednesday, it received traction on social media.
The state reads in full: “Our attention was drawn on (sic) a report from some online publication with a video cliff (sic) suggesting (that) Hon Chairman, Justice Danladi Y. Umar assaulted a Security Guard at Banex Plaza.
“To start with, the said plaza has been his usual place of visits for the past 18 years for shopping and repairs of his phones, and in all these periods there have never been any time he had any turmoil (sic) with anybody.
“Unfortunately, yesterday’s altercations started over a packing (sic) lot, which (the) Chairman met vacant and it was directly opposite a shop he want (sic) to make a purchase and to fixe (sic) his phone, when the young Security guard sighted him, he ordered that (the) Chairman should not pack (sic) his car in that particular empty space, but (when the) Chairman asked why (sic), the security guard couldn’t convinced (sic) chairman, though Chairman didn’t identify himself, because to him is (sic) needless and is a place he visited often, but the boy was rode (sic) in his approached (sic) and threaten (sic) to deal with Chairman if he refuse (sic) to leave the scene.
“Again, if Chairman had went (sic) there to cause trouble or intimidate someone, as suggested in the report, he would have gone there in his full official paraphernalia, but he went there alone with his younger brother.
“The Police men seen in the video cliff (sic) were not the Chairman’s police team, they were policemen operating around the plaza whom at first instance intervened before the arrival of police team from Maitama Police station. As the few policemen in the complex were apparently overwhelmed by the mobs, consisting of BIAFRAN boys throwing matches (sic) and shape (sic) object to his car, which led to deep cut and dislocation in one of his finger (sic), causing damage to his car, smashing his (sic) windscreen.
“At a point, he attempted to leave the scene, these same miscreants, BIAFRAN boy (sic) ordered for the closure of the gate thereby assaulting him before the arrival of police team from Maitama police station.
“An incident like this when it happened (sic), sympathy usually goes to the low (sic) personalities. Though is(sic) unfortunate as I said, it ought not to have happened.”
Head, Press & Public Relations.