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Lagos Govt Suspends NURTW Operations In Idumota

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government of Lagos State has suspended the operations of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the Idumota area of the state.

Lagos State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, confirmed the suspension on Tuesday.

Naija News reports that the decision was coming shortly after the deadly clash recorded in the area.

Recall that Lagos State Rapid Response Squad on Monday arrested popular members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state, Kunle Poly and Sego.

Sego whose real name is Alhaji Mustapha Adekunle is the NURTW Lagos Treasurer while Kunle Poly whose real name is Alhaji Abdulazeez Adekunle Lawal is the Chairman Lagos Island ‘B’ of the group

Naija News reports that the duo were arrested by the RSS led by State Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi.

In a statement to newsmen, the police accused the duo of being behind dangerous clashes in Idumota and its environs which has continuously crippled commercial activities in the area.

Recall that factions of the NURTW had last Thursday clashed in Idumota which resulted in the loss of two lives and grounding of commercial and vehicular movements.

The arrest was effected today at a meeting where the two NURTW members along with some other stakeholders converged,” RRS said.

Kunle Poly and Sego are currently being transferred to Zone II, Onikan, Lagos, Naija News reports.

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