The injuries sustained by the president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero appeared more serious than earlier thought
Ajaero is reportedly said to be flown outside the country for medical treatment for the injuries he sustained in Imo state
The NLC President was arrested by the police on Wednesday, November 1 and was later released with a bruised and swollen face
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Imo state, Owerri – The president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, is to be flown abroad for medical treatment for the injuries he sustained during a scuffle in Owerri, Imo state.
As reported by The Nation, the NLC publicity secretary, Benson Upah, said Ajaero could not be treated at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri because of the nature of the injuries he sustained during the scuffle.
NLC President Ajaero to be flown abroad for medical care
Ajaero is to be flown abroad for medical care after arrest in Imo Photo Credit: @firstladyship Source: Twitter
NLC President narrates ordeal during arrest in Imo
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ajaero narrated what he went through during his arrest in Owerri, Imo state.
The President of the labour union said he was beaten and God must have taken extra time to create him for him to survive.
He stated this with a bruised and swollen face in a video viral shared by an X user (formerly known as Twitter) @ejykmykel1, on Wednesday, November 1.
Police arrest NLC President Ajaero in Imo
Legit.ng also reported that Ajaero was arrested by the police at the NLC secretariat in Owerri, Imo state, on Wednesday, November 1.
The NLC President was whisked away by heavily armed security personnel took him away.
NLC President Ajaero rushed to hospital
Ajaero was rushed to a hospital in Owerri on Wednesday, November 1, where he is receiving medical attention.
The NLC head of information and publicity, Comrade Benson Upah, disclosed that Ajaero’s right eye is “completely shut”.
Uzodimma breaks silence on arrest, brutalisation of NLC President Ajaero
Imo state Governor Hope Uzodimma said it has no hand in the arrest of Ajaero.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Honourable Declan Emelumba denied any involvement of the state government, noting that it was the handiwork of mischief makers.
Emelumba stated that the state government has no hand in the arrest since it believes in the rule of law. He noted further that information at the disposal of the government indicated that there might have been a fiasco between lawful workers of Imo State and lawless invaders from Abuja, which led to police intervention to maintain the peace.