Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command has dissociated itself from the Kangaroo Correspondent election conducted by the Oyo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NSCDC Oyo Command, Oluwole Olusegun.
The statement arose as a result of allegation levelled against the Command by some journalists alleging two members of NSCDC of helping NUJ in harrasing them during the election.
It was gathered that the committee conducted the election with the aid of some operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) who went to the venue to intimidate members.
It was alleged that the two NSCDC officials led by one Mr. Ojo acted without the consent of the state command.
The two officials who drove a Toyota Camry car with registration number NRK 297 PM were used to harass and intimidate some members of the union who protested against the election.
But in a statement by NSCDC stated that “Oyo State Correspondent Chapel did not inform me of their election and as such Oyo state command is not aware of any unknown personnel that was alleged to have come to supervise such election.
“It is worthy to note that our officers wear rank, name tag, ID card and badges for proper identification. So officers don’t bear Mr Ojo.
“The Intelligence and Investigative Department of the Command will be inform to commence investigation to unravel such act.
“Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is an agency of government saddle with responsibility to protect lives and properties. It also settle dispute among willing members of the public. We are responsible law abiding and discipline agencies that value our relationship with members of the public.
“NSCDC Oyo state is a friend to the Nigeria Union of Journalist Oyo State Council, the Correspondent Chapel and other Chapels in the state”.
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