February 25, 2024
Brutalised In Imo, NLC President Lands In Hospital
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Brutalised In Imo, NLC President Lands In Hospital

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, says he was arrested and brutalised by some operatives of the Nigeria Police allegedly attached to Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.

The Labour leader was arrested during a protest led by the national leadership of the movement against alleged maltreatment of workers in the state.

Recall that at a press briefing in Abuja, last Sunday, Mr. Ajaero had announced that the movement would shut down the State capital, Owerri, due to alleged violation of workers’ rights by the State government.

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Yesterday morning, workers gathered at the state secretariat of the NLC. Just as Mr. Ajaero was about to address the gathering, a team of armed policemen arrested him alongside some officials of NLC and took them to the popular Tiger Base.

In a statement, the Command’s spokesperson, Okoye Henry, said the NLC President was taken into protective custody at the State Command Headquarters to ensure the protection of his life.

Following pressure from Labour leaders across the country, Ajaero was released by the security forces at about 3:00pm with wounds on his body and bruises on his face before he was later hospitalised.

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