ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, has narrated his ordeal at the hands of his captors on Wednesday.
Ajaero made the disclosure in a video that went viral on Thursday morning.
In the video, he was heard saying, “If you say extend interim order, an interim order elapse with time, you know, if they have issued a fresh interim order is a different thing.
“They don’t extend interim order; it expires within one week or two. He should have issued another order ex-parte. They kept that letter; they kept that thing they posted to them.
“He said, do I know that this thing they can prosecute me about? I said well, it is the same court that granted this order that can institute the contempt charge; you can’t just now start prosecuting me.
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“My brother, they beat me God must have taken extra time to create me ordinarily, ehn, the kind of beating.”
Voiceofnaija.ng reported that the NLC President was allegedly whisked away from Owerri, where he was supposed to lead workers in a protest against the state government.
He was said to be addressing Imo workers at the NLC secretariat when heavily armed security operatives stormed the premises, picked the labour leader and whisked him to an unknown destination.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, was in town for the retreat for Senior Police Officers at Landmark Event Centre in Owerri.
However, the NLC president later reemerged with a bruised and swollen face after his release by officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, for immediate medical treatment.
Sources alleged that the labour leader was picked up on the Governor Hope Uzodinma’s orders, for mobilising a workers’ strike in the state.