Oshodi Crisis: Police arrest transport unions officials

Oshodi Crisis: Police arrest transport unions officials

Sunday, June 4, 2017 5:30 pm

Owoseni, Lagos CP: Interrogating the arrested union officials

The Lagos State Government on Sunday said factional leaders of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigerian, RTEAN  their supporters believed to the behind the violence in Oshodi area of the state had been arrested.

The Chairman, Lagos State Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, revealed this in a statement through its Public Affairs  Officer, Mr Adebayo Taofeek in reaction to the crises  in Oshodi axis and its environ.

He said the arrested transport union officials  were being interrogated by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, in his office at present.

Egbeyemi also said that men and officials of both the Task Force and other security agencies had been strategically positioned in the area to monitor the activities of NURTW and RTEAN members around Oshodi area and therefore assured residents of the state that it would continue to protect their lives and properties.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the crises at Oshodi erupted after the death of Rasaq Bello, popularly known as Hamburger, which resulted into the attack of innocent citizens.

Bello, a prominent member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), was allegedly shot dead in Shogunle area of  Lagos State  during the local council primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Chairman of Lagos State Task Force assured innocent members of the public that it would continue to protect their lives and properties; including those living in and around Mafoluku, Shogunle, Sadiku, Ladipo and the entire Oshodi area of the State.

Egbeyemi advised the public to ignore misinformation about ‘Bomb Explosion’ around Shogunle and Oshodi ,which he said had been creating fear amongst traders and residents.

He warned miscreants and hoodlums to desist from causing chaos around Oshodi and in the state, adding that anyone arrested would be charged to court for prosecution.

Egbeyemi , however, appealed to the public to report any unlawful activities of notorious miscreants and hoodlums to the appropriate security agencies by dialing Toll-free  lines ‘112’ and ‘767’.

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