A driver Arowosaye Taofeeq who was allegedly brutalized by personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps( NSCDC) in boundary town between Rivers and Imo States has called for justice.
Taofeeq told was correspondent that he was conveying passengers from waterlines in Port Harcourt when he got to the boundary town between Rivers and Imo states after Omerelu in Ikwerre LGA.
Taofeeq said as he was about to cross the NSCDC checkpoint, a boy on mufti who allegedly collects money for the Civil defence officers hit his car.
The driver disclosed that he came down to enquire from the boy why he hit his vehicle when the road is double lane.
According to him, the boy asked if he (driver) was challenging him (boy).
He said the boy allegedly collecting money for the Civil Defence personnel started hitting him with sticks.
“As I was about holding him, the Civil Defence officers on uniform came and started beating me, I was asking them my offence, they handcuffed me and was using sticks to beat me.
“They broke my finger while beating me. It was passersby and passengers who intervened and asked them what is my offence before they removed the handcuff on me.
“All my body is paining me, my head and parts of my body is paining me”, he said.
Taofeeq also revealed that he has communicated to the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC in Rivers State who asked him to send his details and brief description of what happened.
He said he has done as instructed and the NSCDC spokesperson in the state said he will call him back.
When contacted the spokesperson of the command said the location is not in their jurisdiction and the officer in question is not their personal.
Recall that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Rivers State Command had expressed her worries on the fire incident caused by illegal bunkering activities at a location border between Oquzi in Ogba/Egbema /Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State and Abeji in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.