How Police, Thugs beat me in Imo — Ajaero


President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, has spoken of how he was beaten up, allegedly by police and louts in Imo State.

Ajaero was recently beaten black and blue in Imo State with accusing fingers pointed at the state government and the police.

The labour leader gave purported blow-by-blow account of the incident at a press conference of the workers’ union ahead of their next Tuesday’s nationwide strike which Industrial Court has ruled against.

In his narration of how he was manhandled, Ajaero said,“We heard that the workers who arrived at the protest venue as early as 7am were beaten up, their belongings seized and they were chased away. So, I arrived there by 9am with about 20 security personnel and was about to address journalists on the situation, when the police and other people in mufti came in and withdrew all the security there.

“They arrested me and handed me over to thugs who dragged me to the ground, hit me with different things and tied my eyes. There were about seven of them.

“They started asking me why I was challenging the Gov. Hope and that I should say my last prayers and they were going to throw me into the Njaba River.”

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