Reports has it that the Management of ABC Transport, Cross River State has tendered a written apology, following an altercation between one of its staff and the operatives of the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad (ACKS) under the Cross River State Police Command in Calabar last week.
In a letter which was signed by Benedict Aka, the Branch Manager of ABC Transport and addressed to the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, CP Sule Balarabe, the company apologised for the undesired conduct of its staff for obstructing the police officers on the cause of their official duty.
It was revealed that Mr Collins Uche had petitioned the Police Commissioner through his attorney, stating that sometime in February 2022, he had asked ABC Cargo express in Lagos to send 1,367 cartons of cosmetics worth N57 million to Calabar.
According to a source who pleaded anonymity, Uche claimed that he only received half of the supplies and that the company had no satisfactory explanation for the other half when he approached them.
The source said: “On the strength of the petition, the operatives were ordered to invite the Manager for questioning when they arrived at the premises of the transport company.
“Upon arrival at the premises, the petitioner identified the manager and he was told that his presence was needed but he told the operatives he wasn’t going anywhere, and while the team were about to leave the premises, one of the ABC staff locked up the premises while assaulting the Police team lead, ASP Roberts Enang and another team member”.
The video was widely circulated on social media as it generated a lot of reactions.
Going forward, ABC Transport had to apologise for the misconduct of some of its staff. The letter read; “We sincerely apologise for the misunderstanding and undesired conduct we had with the police in the course of their official duty at ABC Transport Plc terminal, Calabar.
“We shall be grateful if our apology is given due consideration as we also apply for our staff release”.
Confirming, the incident which has gone viral online, SP Irene Ugbo, Police Spokesperson in Cross River State said it was quite unfortunate as the police officers were only carrying out their official duty before they were manhandled by the staff of the transport company.