Human Rights Group condemns Area-10 Police Cops over illegal seal-off of National Secretariat


*ASCSN Face-off*: Human Rights Group condemns Area-10 Police Cops over illegal seal-off of National Secretariat.

Calls for IGP, PSC, DSSS intervention


…As the Group set Marchinery in motion to counterpoise illegality


A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice(CHRSJ) has *strongly condemned the illegal action of the Police officers attached to Area 10, FIB, Garki, Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Abuja over illegal sealed-off of the National Secretariat of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) located at the Bureaucrat House.2, Dapo, Bode-Thomas street, off Montgomery, Yaba, Lagos state, Nigeria*.

Penultimate Monday, the *Police officers led by Isuwa Demas with phone N0:+2348037054875*, stormed the National Secretariat of the Union Association in Lagos like gorilla fighters to seal off the Union Secretariat by dragging the *authentic President of the Union, Comrade Innocent Bola-Audu* out of office illegally.


It was learnt that the *Mr. Tommy Etim Okon in connivance with the former Secretary of the Union, Mr. Alade-Lawal engaged the services of officers from Federal Investigation Bureau(FIB) to break and forcefully take over the National Secretariat of the union illegally on Monday*.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman and made available to newsmen on Wednesday, urged the *Inspector General of Police(IGP) to call the Deputy Inspector General of Police(DIG) in charge of FIB, to call his officers to order over illegal duty in sealing-off of the Union National Secretariat in Lagos on Monday*.

Comrade Sulaiman also *informed the Police boss through this medium that the controversy bedeviling the Union over the leadership face-off, has been settled by the National Industrial Court which had jurisdiction to adjudicate on the matter*, maintained that the *Police action on Monday was contemptuous against the Judgement of the Industrial Court*.


He continued that the group(CHRSJ) on behalf of the Union would soon *approach the Court to press contempt charge against those Police officers led by Isuwa Demas with phone N0:+2348037054875, filing an application in the Court over the contempt of Court would serve as deterrent to those officers and any officers with the same mind*.

Sulaiman who doubles as Convener, Save Lagos Group(SLG), insisted that the should be need to educate the men and leadership of the *Nigeria Police that no Court reinstated anybody as President of the Union than Comrade Innocent Bola-Audu and anybody who claimed to be President of the Union aside Bola-Audu led association should be seen as a fraudster and impersonator who liable to imprisonment*.

It would be recalled that the *National Industrial Court judgement delivered by Hon. Justice R.A. Guandu, in a Suit N0: MICN/LA/242/2022, had earlier affirmed Comrade Innocent Bola-Audu as the authentic President of the Union*.


*ASCSN, an affiliate of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has been engulfed in a crisis over an allegations of 10billion fraud against the officials of the Union where the Bola-Audu leadership wants the security and financial crimes agencies to investigate the alleged N10 billion fraud but those alleged of the fraud were planning to forcefully took over the leadership of the Union as part of cover-up to stop the investigation into the alleged fraud*.

The members of the Union, had *protested to the Bola-Audu led Union over the alleged N10 billion fraud levelled against Mr. Alade Bashir Lawal, the former Secretary General of ASCSN, alongside the Deputy Secretary of the Union, Josua Apebo, the Union’s Chief Accountant, Fatai Akorede, Mrs. Funmilayo Victoria Salami, the Chief Typist of the Union and Tommy Etim Okon*.

Earlier, *a staff member of the Union, Michael Iriah Ehimen (+2348023315546), had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) through a letter dated 28th Day Of May, 2021, reporting the alleged N10 billion fraud against Bashir Lawal and his partners in crime*.


Others fingered in the alleged fraud were; *Comrade Boboi Kegama, former President of ASCSN and Comrade Asani Dinatu Asibi, the immediate past Treasurer of the Union*.

It was learnt that the *four(4) of them were also arrested and detained by the Police at Alagbon Force Criminal Investigation Department in Lagos over alleged N10 billion fraud*.

He advised the *Police to arrest the self imposed Bashir Lawal, Tommy Etim Okon and their cohorts for criminal conduct with possible prosecution*.



(Revolutionary Alfa)
Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ)
*+2348038591504 / +2348022697573*



Comrade Andrew Emeziefele– *+2348054444090*
Comrade Elias Idoko– *+2348036926800*.

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