Police operatives in Lagos State have taken over motor parks and garages in the state in order to forestall the breakdown of law and order.
Naija News reports that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, gave the directive during a press conference at the police headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday.
The directive follows the indefinite suspension of the Lagos chapter chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo.
Alabi stated that the directive for the deployment of operatives to all motor parks across the state was necessary to curb any violence that may arise from MC Oluomo’s suspension.
The commissioner ordered the area commanders and DPOs to maintain visibility in their area of coverage, assuring Lagos residents of adequate security of life and property.
In a related development, MC Oluomo and all members of the union in the state announced their withdrawal from the national body.
Rising from a meeting at the state secretariat, Agege, Akinsanya said all attempts to have an amicable resolution to the crisis with the national body have failed.
Akinsanya noted that he and other members from over 200 branches and zones have decided to withdraw their membership to promote peace in the state.