I Was Beaten Up Immediately After My Arrest – NLC President
November 1, 2023
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero has lamented how he was beaten up and rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Owerri after his arrest by the Police.
Kiin Media reports that the NLC Head of Information and Publicity, Comrade Benson Upah, described what happened to Ajaero as an act of abduction that degenerated into attempted murder.
He said that “contact has been made with Congress President, Comrade Joe Ajaero this evening around 15:30 hours at the Police Hospital in Owerri from where he was taken to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri where he is receiving medical attention.
“Thoroughly brutalized, his right eye at the time of contact was completely shut.”
He further said, “Ajaero, who said little stated that immediately after his arrest, he was beaten up and blindfolded and taken to an unknown destination where more brutalisation took place, sometimes with bottles.
“His phones, money and other personal effects were taken off him and have not been returned to him.”
Earlier the Police Force stated that they only took the NLC President away for his own safety after he had been attacked by the mob.