The Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,NCSDC, has stated a member of the company, Inspector Abdullahi Saidu, who was arrested for allegedly aiding kidnappers and bandits, was away with out official permission earlier than the arrest.
LIB had reported that Saidu was arrested by the Kogi State Vigilante Group for allegedly supplying the criminals with weapons and knowledge to undertake their heinous crimes.
Speaking on Monday, September 20, whereas parading some suspects, the Kogi NSCDC Commandant, Suleiman Mafars, stated the suspect was declared a deserter after he deserted his responsibility submit for 2 weeks.
“Abdullahi Saidu fingered in kidnapping actions within the state has been declared away with out official permission AWOL by the command two weeks earlier than his suspected arrest by the vigilante group in Kogi” the commandant acknowledged.
According to him, service guidelines point out that an official who unlawfully exempts himself from responsibility with out cogent causes has exited from service.
Mafars disclosed that the command tried in useless to attach with Seidu since September 8, 2021, including that the authorities had commenced disciplinary actions towards him earlier than the information of his arrest by the vigilantes broke.
He famous that the company wouldn’t condone any act of criminality from any member of the corps, including that the command would be certain that he was dropped at face the legislation.
“The NSCDC as a disciplined force will not condone any act of criminality from any member of the corps,” he added.