by Idowu Adebomi

Following the alleged assault on popular Gospel musician Yinka Ayefele MON, the Nigeria security and civil defence corp NSCDC headquarters in Abuja has tendered an unreserved apology to the Fresh FM owner.

The corps commandant, Dr. Abubakar Audu in a statement made available to journalists said the corps as an institution known for discipline will not condone unruly behavior from any of its officers and as such regretted the actions of the erring officer who did not act in a manner befitting of the NSCDC.

The statement read in part, “The attention of the management of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been drawn to the news circulating in the media on a case of alleged physical assault on a popular Nigerian gospel singer, Yinka Ayefele by an operative of the Corps.”

“The incident occurred in Iloro Ekiti, where Ayefele entertained guests at an event and the officer in question allegedly attempted to take money from his car but when resisted, he punched the singer in the mouth and also threatened to shoot him for refusing to give them money.”

“The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps condemn in very strong terms such untoward attitude which is unbecoming of an officer of the law.”

“The Corps under the leadership of Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni, has zero tolerance for corruption, indiscipline and any atrocious behaviour inimical to the safety and security of the citizens of this country”

“The Corps headquarters maintained that officers are trained to imbibe and display integrity, resilience and humility in the line of duty even in the face of provocation.”

“It therefore, declared that the NSCDC has launched investigation into the matter and that the erring officer(s) will surely be brought to book.”

“Consequently, the Commandant General has ordered that all concerned officers be identified and summoned immediately to the National Headquarters for necessary disciplinary action.”

He also directed the Ekiti State Commandant to commence full scale investigation into the incident without delay so as to establish the veracity of the allegation and the level of involvement and culpability of all the officers fingered in the matter.

The corps also apologised to the Victim of the physical assault and declared that the NSCDC is ready to rid all bad eggs from the force.