He is no longer the commander of the protection unit for institutions and high profile figures in the DRC. General Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo was suspended from his duties by his hierarchy for beating a lawyer in Lubumbashi.
On December 10, as humanity celebrated International Human Rights Day with the theme “Young people defend human rights”, in Lubumbashi, in the south-east of the DRC, a video broke the news. chronicle on social networks.
Bloody face, Me Detout Tshingombe, lawyer at the bar of the copper city denounced the treatment that had just been administered to him by the general of police, Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo. The latter, who is also president of the Congolese boxing federation, would have struck him with a powerful and heavy punch in the left eye.
Me Tshingombe’s wrong? The lawyer would have dissuaded the officer from assaulting a person.
The indignation aroused by the document was such that the police authorities suspended General Luyoyo from his duties as commander of the protection unit for institutions and high ranking figures in the country.
And the case is far from over, since the Lubumbashi bar had filed a complaint against the general for assault.
As in many African countries, police pranks are common in the DRC. Last November, for example, a police officer was sentenced to death for the death of a hospital administrator in a land dispute.