By Olawale Abdul-Fatah
Following disruption of All Progressives Congress (APC) election campaign in Lagos state, the Nigerians Police has arrested two persons and declared a chieftain of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mustapha Adekunle a.k.a Seigo, wanted.
Police declaration came hours after activities at the campaign rally was aborted midway when a factions of the Union loyal to Seigo allegedly attacked another NURTW chieftain, Musiliu Akinsanya a.k.a MC Oluomo, who overseas the unions activities in Oshodi.
In a statement on Tuesday by Police Public Relation Officer, Chike Oti, stated that they decalared him wanted for allegedly attempting to disrupt the APC rally held at Skypower Ground, Ikeja.
It said: “The said Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, an NURTW chieftain, came to the rally with a group of people and were identified at the entrance as supporters of the party .
“However, at the tail end of the event, Seigo and his group for a reason yet to be determined, violently engaged other supporters of the party. In the ensuing melee, one MC Oluomo, another NURTW chieftain, was stabbed and was rushed to EKO Hospital where he is currently recuperating while two other victims of the attack were taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital for treatment. The crisis was quickly contained by policemen at the venue.”
It will be recalled that a few hours before the rally started, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, held a meeting with the leaders of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW ), Road Transport Employers Association (RTEAN) and other affiliate groups where all the parties agreed to eschew violence before, during and after the election.
The police lamented that after signing a peace accord, they could not believe that a prominent member of the union would attempt to violently disrupt a peaceful political rally.
“In view of the development, the Command wishes to encourage members of the public with useful information on the whereabouts of Mustapha Adekunle popularly known as Seigo to report such at a nearest police station.”