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Police deny alleged tear-gassing of streets sweepers in Calabar

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The Commissioner of Police in Cross River State, Alhassan Aminu, has denied that his males used teargas on widows and different girls avenue sweepers in Calabar on Wednesday morning.

There was loud public outcry by teams, the media and members of the general public in opposition to the alleged brutalisation of the Cross River girls avenue sweepers who have been protesting non-payment of their month-to-month stipend of N5000 and N7500 for the previous six months when arrays of stories stated policemen had brutalised and tear-gassed them.

The commissioner fielded questions from journalists on the police headquarters Calabar Friday when he paraded 30 suspected criminals earlier than the press.

Aminu stated such stories about tear-gassing of widows have been faux, including that the canisters of the teargas needs to be examined very rigorously, and that it will be seen that his command doesn’t have such.

He stated maybe some movies the place girls have been tear-gassed have been uploaded on social media by some mischievous individuals in order that his command could be given a nasty identify.

“I can let you know that no one was tear-gassed. It’s faux information.

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“The tear-gassing was not from my command. Allow them to give you proof.

“Let me disclose that teargas canisters normally have labels to depict their origins. Such usually are not from my command.”

Aminu referred to as on people, companies, institutions and agitators of all types to at all times play by the rule whereas expressing their plight so as to not breach the legal guidelines of constitutional rights of others or trigger panic within the land.

“Cross Riverians are urged to shun all types of protests that are able to being hijacked by individuals with a sinister agenda.”

Girls teams, NLC condemn tear-gassing of protesting streets sweepers in Calabar

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