NIS Proves Reported Assault of Journalist, OYSRTMA Staff

The Nigeria Immigration Service has swung into action to uncover facts following news reports alleging that some of its officers assaulted personnel of the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Agency (OYSRTMA), and one Seun Falomo, a journalist with Galaxy Television.

The probe of the allegation was ordered by the Comptroller General of Immigration, Kemi Nanna Nandap.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the NIS and made available to Concise News.

According to the statement, “An incidence report promptly forwarded from Zone F Headquarters of NIS in Ibadan, Oyo State, where the incident occurred, indicated that personnel of Oyo State Road Traffic Management Agency (OYSRTMA) allegedly caught a retired Assistant Comptroller of Immigration (ACI), violating traffic rules at Onipepeye area (Old Ife road), and tried arresting him, but the latter who wanted to explain himself, was assaulted, leading to his son (who was driving his car) sustaining a fractured leg.

“Regrettably, the situation further escalated when Immigration officers at Zone F office tried to intervene.

“Beyond the variations in reports, what is certain is that an ugly incident has occurred, and CGI Nandap is deeply concerned and takes exception to a situation where a personnel of OYSRTMA, a journalist and those of the NIS who ought to be partners in progress, would be caught up in a contradiction which resulted in injury and violations of the law. She has, therefore, ordered a thorough investigation into the incident, stressing that the Service will not hesitate to sanction any of its Officers and Men who flaunt the law and code of conduct.

“CGI Nandap appeals for the understanding of the public and also seeks sustained collaboration with other sister agencies of government at all levels. She as well, reaffirms her commitment to upholding professionalism and integrity.”

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