Clement Sargwak, the security personnel who was assaulted by Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Danladi Umar, is in hospital receiving medical attention for injuries sustained in the incident.
A viral video clip of the assault, which occurred at Banex Plaza in Wuse 2, Abuja, on March 29, elicited outrage from many Nigerians with calls from several quarters for Umar to be removed from his position.
Sargwak was allegedly physically manhandled by Umar when he accosted the judge for parking his vehicle in an inappropriate manner in the plaza’s parking lot.
And according to Sargwark’s supervisor Dennis Omala, the security guard was diagnosed with internal injuries on Tuesday.
He said the guard also sustained open wounds on his lips, where Umar kicked him with his shoes, the supervisor said.
Omala, however, did not disclose the identity of the hospital where Sargwak was receiving treatment.
He said the management of the security outfit took the guard to hospital for proper medical attention.
“The boy is still in the hospital, and we can’t allow him to talk now. He is receiving treatment. We are still taking care of him because, due to the injuries he sustained, if we had told him to stay at home we may lose him, and we don’t want to take chances. He is improving now but he was in a very bad shape before. Apart from the lips that were torn, he was diagnosed with an internal injury because the judge also hit him on the chest,” Omala said.
The supervisor suggested that Sargwak could have died if he had not received treatment for the injuries.
“Besides, if he had died, the story will be that a judge has killed somebody and it will be a different case. The story will be that the judge hit him and he died. So we had to take him to the hospital to ensure that he was healed first because life is more important.”