May 21, 2016 – Picture: NLC Leader Beaten To Coma Now Responding To Treatment, Recounts Ordeal
Ebonyi NLC Chairman Ikechukwu Nwafor who was rushed to the hospital after police beat him to stupor in Abakaliki yesterday is now responding to treatment.
Ikechukwu Nwafor who sustained leg and hand injuries during the incident, slumped after he was released yesterday evening by the police and was immediately rushed to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.
Teargas was sprayed on him, he was beaten up alongside other 20 labour leaders, thrown into a police hilux van and taken to the state police headquarters where he was detained by operatives of the command. Speaking on his hospital bed yesterday, Nwafor decried the action of the police, saying they were treated like common criminals.
He alleged that the labour leaders were indiscriminately attacked and their bus and phones confiscated.
“Our greatest surprise was that this team was led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations and he was commanding his men to deal with me, and even when I was on the ground he was stepping on and hitting me and later ordered about five of them to lift me and throw me into a hilux van,” he said.