The Trade Union Congress has declared that senior police officers had condemned the attack on Comrade Joe Ajaero, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in Owerri, the Imo State Capital.
President of TUC, Comrade Festus
Osifo also stated that the senior officers who were all in Owerri, the Imo State Capital for their retreat, ahead of the November 11 governorship election in the State, described Ajaero’s attack as a state sponsored terrorism.
Osifo made the allegation when he featured during Wednesday’s Channels Television Sunrise Daily interview, but, did not disclose the names of the officers, including State Commissioners, Assistant Inspector-General, Deputy Inspector -General, IGP Kayode Egbetokun.
He emphasized that the NLC President was brutalized during a protest by workers over unfair Labour practices by the State government, which had tagged some workers in the State Civil Service as ghost workers, lodged in the same hotel with Ajaero
According to the TUC President, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has compromised having failed to bring perpetrators of the attack to account for the crime before the workers indefinite strike began on Tuesday November 14, 2023.
While demanding for the arrest and prosecution of the individuals behind the attack, Osifo, wondered why the federal government allowed things to drift for over two weeks and obtain an court injunction, which has not been served to them or their lawyers.
Appraising the ongoing strike the level of compliance with the strike, Osifo called for an investigative panel by the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Bola Tinubu, comprising Department of State Security Service (DSS) and other sister Organizations to unravel the puzzle.
He said, “we want those people who attacked Ajaero to be apprehended. We know them. We know their names.
“The Police Area Commander that led that attack should be apprehended. So, this is not difficult for us to achieve.
“We heard comments that were made by senior police officers during the retreat in Imo. They said Ajaero’s attack was a State sponsored terrorism. The Inspector-General of Police has compromised”, Osifo said, ” since the attack happened, there has been no response by the federal government until yesterday, November 14″, he said.