Commandant General, Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana,
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has disowned an Ebonyi indigene , Mba, James, who has been parading himself as a staff of Corps, saying it has no record of him as an officer.
According to reports, the Ebonyi State Neighbourhood Security Watch arrested Mr. Mbam James who claimed to be a personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) attached to Orumba Umunze in Anambra State and two other passenger he smuggled into the state with his motorcycle.
The arrest took place at the Timber Shade axis of Afikpo North Local Government Area, of the state.
It was reported that James had no identity card nor Curfew/Movement/Emergency Pass, to identify himself and when contacted about the development, the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the state, Lucy Samu, said she has no record of Mbam James and declared him impersonator.
According to Ekunola Gbenga, Special Assistant to the Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence, Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana, “We wish to place on record that the said Mr. Mbam James from all available records is not a staff of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.”
“I further state that the said name “Mbam James” is not contained in the database of the Corps and I am unable to provide any information on him.”
He said the Civil Defence under the able leadership of the Commandant General Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu is noted for discipline and exemplary behaviour with adequate machinery to check excesses and abuses.
“We therefore always inculcate in staff at all times the necessity to follow the laid down rules and regulation while on official duties and even on private engagements.
“Therefore, on hearing the report, the Commandant General Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, a disciplinarian, who has zero tolerance for indiscipline, ordered investigation into the case.
“Throughout this period of move restriction, all staffs including those on escort duties traveling inter-states must notify their state Commandants and obtain a ‘permit’ to travel between states in the country; Gana Said.
He said Corps has started an investigation into the matter and noted that the suspect would be prosecuted in the court of law immediately he lives withholding centre in Ebonyi where is been quarantined and expected to be tested for COVID-19.
“The Commandant General wishes to use this opportunity to enjoin all Nigerians to cooperate with the Corps and indeed all other security agencies by giving credible information that will assist in the identification and eventual arrest of the criminals in any part of our beloved country.”