the Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman was almost mobbed for assaulting a security guard at Banex Plaza in Abuja, has gone viral after being shared online. In the video obtained by Sahara Reporters, Justice Umar was seen slapping the security guard and forcing him to kneel down before he was restrained by the crowd, including police officers attached to him. He was then forced into his vehicle by the police officers.The publication reported that an eyewitness said the security guard was assaulted after he told Umar to park his car very well at the plaza. The eyewitness said;
“The CCT chairman was on the verge of further hitting the young security guard with a dangerous object taken from his car, when passersby and tenants at Banex plaza, intervened and stopped him from further assaulting and violently attacking the young security guard.”
This angered those at the market, leading to the gate behind locked against him and objects being thrown at his car. It was also learnt that the legal services of Abuja-based legal practitioner, Ihensekhien Samuel Jnr was sought after Umar lodged a complaint against the security guard at the Maitama Police Station under the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.
It was gathered that the Divisional Police Officer at Maitama where the complaint was lodged, on seeing the video recordings of the attack by Umar on the young security guard, swiftly ordered the prompt release of the young security guard on bail.
Counsel for the assaulted security guard, Ihensekhien Samuel said steps would be taken to promptly sue and prosecute Mr Danladi Umar.
“This is a breach of extant provisions of judicial code of any arbiter, and the height of impunity of any kind.”