Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has stated that the officer who was arrested for smuggling passengers into Ebonyi State is not one of the commands staff.
Mr Mbam James was arrested for allegedly smuggling two passengers on his motorcycle into Ebonyi State.
THE DAILY VENDOR correspondent reports that the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Internal Security and Border Peace, Mr Stanley Emegha, had on Friday, announced the arrest of one Mbam James, who was said to be an official of the NSCDC.
But the Media Assistant to the NSCDC Commandant General, Ekunola Gbenga, in a press statement said Mbam James’ name was not contained in the database of the corps.
The statement read, “The attention of the corps has been called to a report on a section of media that the Ebonyi State Neighbourhood Security Watch has arrested one Mr Mbam James, who claimed to be a personnel of the NSCDC attached to Orumba Umunze in Anambra State and two other passengers he smuggled into the state with his motorcycle.
“However, we wish to place on record that the said Mbam James from all available records is not a staff of NSCDC.”
The statement added that the NSCDC’s commandant General, Abdullahi Muhammadu, has ordered an discrete investigation into the case.