The spokesman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Ibraheem Alhassan, has been recalled after issuing a controversial statement on an alleged assault by his boss, Danladi Umar.
Umar, chairman of the CCT, was caught on video physically assaulting a security man at Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja.
But in an attempt to explain what transpired, the tribunal issued a statement signed by Ibraheem Al-Hassan, CCT spokesperson, which contained grammatical blunders and ethnic slurs.
Some of the grammatical errors are “video cliff” instead of “video clip”; “packing lot” instead of “parking lot”; “rode” instead of “rude”; “fixe” instead of “fix”.
The statement added that the mob that attacked his boss consisted of “BIAFRAN boys throwing matches and shape object to his car, which led to deep cut and dislocation in one of his fingers, causing damage to his car, smashing his windscreen”.
When this led to a backlash, Alhassan said that he was instructed by his boss to include that Biafran boys attacked him.
Though his boss later confirmed this, many Nigerians expressed displeasure.
Chief Registrar of the CCT, Abdumalik Shaibu, confirmed that Alhassan had been recalled by the Ministry of Information.
The Chief Registrar was quoted as saying, “It is true. He was posted to us from there in the first place.
“I got the news that he has been recalled but there is no official letter yet from the ministry.
“We are hoping an official letter will be coming this week so that the new person can resume fully.”