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Ban on Oyo NURTW activities still in force – Police commissioner warns transport union

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The Commissioner of Oyo State Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu has on Friday emphasised that the proscription of the Oyo state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has not been lifted.

Olukolu made this declaration while parading some suspected criminals arrested in connection with various forms of crimes, including kidnapping, robbery, rape and impersonation.

The Police commissioner while reacting to an attempt by some hoodlums who attempted to take over some motor parks in Ibadan recently, added that whoever attempt to disturb the peace of the state under the guise of being an NURTW member, will be dealt with according to the law.

He used the medium to warn members of the public against the use of fireworks; Knocker and knockouts. “I also want to use this medium to remind and warn members of the public against the use of fireworks, also known as blows, knockouts, etc. and other explosives, as well as the organization of unauthorized street carnivals within the state, especially during this Yuletide season.

“I also wish to state categorically that NURTW activities in Oyo state remained unrecognized and proscribed. Whoever attempts to disturb the peace and tranquility being enjoyed by the peace loving people of Oyo state under the guise of being an NURTW member will be apprehended and decisively dealt with according to the law.

While speaking, Olukolu said two people, Usman Jiddah Umaru and Musa Abdullahi Jayum, who attempted to kidnap another person in Igbo-Ora, were arrested, while an Oduola Gbenga was also arrested for raping Bose Jimoh and killing his daughter from 5 years. son, Fadeyi Opeyemi Ramadan.

Three suspects also paraded at a press conference at the headquarters of the Eleyele command; Omotayo Segundo, Alausa Lekan and Damilola Samson, who pretended to be officers of the Commission on Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) to defraud an Ijadunola Olajide.

Other criminals were arrested in connection with armed robbery and arms trafficking. The police commissioner said 3 weapons, 375 ammunition, 1 vehicle and 3 motorcycles were recovered from the suspects.

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