Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has accused officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) of conniving with criminals to loot shops at the popular St Margate Umahi International market.
The Governor, visibly angry at the increase of armed robbery cases in the state didn’t mince words as he blatantly accused the men of the civil defense for working with the criminals, he also said he knows it’s true as the activities were all caught on surveillance cameras.
While addressing Ebonyi State Community Policing Advisory Committee and service Chiefs in the state, Umahi said: “The CCTV mounted at different locations in Ebonyi state captured when the robbers were negotiating with Nigeria Secuirty and Civil Defence Officers.”
“The other day we captured on camera where arm robbers came to International market negotiated with Nigeria Civil Defence Officers at the gate for 45 minutes and after that they open the gate wide for them to come in. We captured them in our camera.”
“The seat of that camera is at the Akanu Ibiam. We are still working on it and when we finish, we will be capturing all our boarders and other important locations.”
“And if you go there, you will see over 30 different televisions, they are all linked with different cameras all through the state. We deployed International mechanisms that was how we were able capture them.”
He also urged the Commissioner of Police, CP Philip Sule Maku to act quickly base on evidence provided by the surveillance tape.
However, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Lucy Amu, denied the allegations, she said it was untrue, that it wasn’t her officers who did it.