The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Owerri with his right eye ‘completely shut,’ after he was attacked in Imo state today November 1.
The NLC Head of Information and Publicity, Comrade Benson Upah, described what happened to Ajaero as an act of abduction that degenerated into attempted murder.
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‘’Contact has been made with Congress President, Comrade Joe Ajaero this evening around 15:30 hours at the Police Hospital in Owerri from where he was taken to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri where he is receiving medical attention. Thoroughly brutalized, his right eye at the time of contact was completely shut.
Ajaero, who said little stated that immediately after his arrest, he was beaten up and blindfolded and taken to an unknown destination where more brutalisation took place, sometimes with bottles. His phones, money and other personal effects were taken off him and have not been returned to him.”he said