Just a few hours after the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal Danladi Umar released a statement to defend his physical assault of a Nigerian man, some Nigerians – largely on social media – have condemned the “offensive and error-ridden statement.”
The 49-year-old chairman was seen in a viral video having a physical confrontation with a security guard at Banex Plaza in Wuse, Abuja.
Danladi slapped and violently kicked the guard before he was restrained and led into his car by police officers.
To justify his actions, Danladi’s office spokesman, Ibraheem Al-Hassan, in a statement on Tuesday said the security man was rude and had threatened Umar.
Al-Hassan claimed Umar was attacked and prevented from leaving the premises of Banex by persons in support of the guard despite police presence.
He also claimed the Code of Conduct Tribunal boss suffered a dislocation in one of his fingers.