Yemi Badru, an agent of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has accused the organization of victimizing him for reporting to the police an alleged assault by senior official Nasir Umar on him.
The NIS’s Comptroller General, Isa Idris, was accused of blocking Badru, a deputy superintendent of immigration, from taking the service’s promotion exam despite his qualifications.
It was previously reported that on July 30, 2019, while Umar was employed by the Ikoyi Passport Office’s VIP division, Badru and Umar had a disagreement.
Badru was reportedly accused of being slow by Umar, who was then the Superintendent of Immigration, as he entered his office.
The senior officer allegedly scolded Badru as he tried to explain that there was a network problem.
He mentioned that during their argument, Umar allegedly hit him in addition to slapping him since he was not content with the verbal abuse.
Badru claimed that it needed the involvement of a higher-ranking officer, Funsho Alao, to stop the situation from getting worse.
After visiting the office clinic, he said, he learned that he had internal wounds.
Badru bemoaned the fact that, despite being the victim, the NIS leadership had abandoned and victimized him.
Umar was not indicted by any of the committees the NIS had formed, he claimed, and the agency’s leadership had rejected police demands to free the suspect so that he might face charges.
He claimed that after an investigation by the Lagos State Police Command, it was found that the assault on him was unjustified.