We’re considering flying Ajaero abroad for medical treatment – NLC
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it is having talks on the possibility of taking Joe Ajaero, its president, abroad for medical treatment.
Benson Upah, media head of the NLC, told TheCable on Thursday that the union is considering a foreign medical trip for Ajaero due to the nature of injuries sustained in Imo on Wednesday.
“Because of the deteriorating situation (referring to Ajaero’s health), talks are being held about taking him outside the country. He is currently in Nigeria,” he said.
On Wednesday, Ajaero was reportedly picked up from the Imo council secretariat of the NLC in Owerri by heavily armed police officers.
The NLC said Ajaero was beaten and blindfolded immediately after he was arrested by security operatives.
The union said the NLC president was taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri for medical treatment.
Denying the arrest, the police command in Imo said the NLC president was taken into protective custody to avoid being lynched by a mob.
The police said Ajaero had a heated argument with some individuals who resisted the picketing of the airport in Imo.