Police Declare NURTW Official Wanted Over Fight At APC Lagos Rally
The Lagos state police command has declared one Mustapha Adekunle, a.k.a Segio wanted for disrupting the rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held on Tuesday.
Seigo is a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and has been accused of masterminding the violence that erupted at the campaign event on Tuesday.
The Police also said they have arrested two others for their roles in attempting to disrupt the APC rally held at Skypower Ground, Ikeja.
Recall that as earlier reported by Naija News, a chieftain of the NURTW, MC Oluomo as well as some journalists covering the event, were injured during the attack which occurred during the rally.
According to a statement on Tuesday by Chike Oti, the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos state, Seigo and his team decided to attack other supporters for a yet to be identified reason.
The statement reads:
“The authorities of the Lagos State Police Command have declared one Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo wanted for attempting to disrupt the APC rally held at Skypower Ground, Ikeja, on January 8, 2019.”
“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 and other affiliate groups where all the parties agreed to eschew violence before, during and after the electioneering.”
“It was therefore surprising that a prominent member of NURTW 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.”
“Meanwhile, two persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.”