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Despite Video Evidence, CCT Chairman Keeps Denying Assaulting Security Guard

THE Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) chairman Umar Danladi, has been caught on camera physically assaulting a security guard at Banex Plaza in Wuse, Abuja.

In a five-minute video that has gone viral online, Mr Danlandi was seen slapping and kicking the yet-to-be-identified security guard, while police officers suspected to be attached to him were trying to restrain him
from attacking the guard.

The crowd around the scene was heard shouting “Go away, go away, oga go inside your car, respect yourself.


A plastic bottle was seen hauled at his vehicle while the policemen were struggling to calm Mr Danlandi.

The voice from the person filming the scene was heard saying “You are not the most powerful person here, they will beat you here”.

The voice also said in the video clip that the mirror of Mr Danladi’s black sport utility vehicle SUV was smashed.

The CCT chairman was eventually pulled back into his vehicle by the policemen.

But as the vehicle was leaving the premises, the gate was shut.

The vehicle, which had others in its front, was trying to find its way out of the premises when the video ended.

Meanwhile, CCT’s media relation, Ibraheem Al-Hassan, said Mr Danladi did not assault the guard, “but was the one assaulted during the altercation” that ensued over parking space on the premises of the shopping plaza.

“The Chairman did not assault the guard. The crowd assaulted the chairman”.

He also said the policemen seen in the video clip were not Mr Danladi’s security details but “the policemen in the neighbourhood who came to rescue him”.

“The chairman only went to the plaza with his driver. And if not for the intervention of the policemen from the neighbourhood and also from Maitama Police Station, he could have been lynched,” he added.

Findings showed that the pandemonium started with an altercation between Mr Danladi and the guard over a parking space on the Banex premise on Monday.

Mr Danladi was said to have arrived the premises at about noon on Monday for a phone repair.

On getting to the premises, his driver parked at an open parking lot, but the guard who sighted them from a distance insisted that they could not park there.

The CCT chairman insisted that he would not pull out of the parking lot.

The verbal exchange between them which drew a crowd to the scene later reportedly degenerated into a physical attack from the CCT chairman.

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