Oyo Police Says It Has Arrested 6 NURTW Members in Ibadan

Oyo state Police said it has arrested six members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oyo state chapter between Wednesday and Thursday for allegedly causing trouble at motor parks.

The state police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi Thursday hinted that the suspects were nabbed by the divisional police stations in conjunction with SARS at Orita Challenge and at Agodi area of the city.

Fadeyi said those arrested would be charged to court today (Friday).

Giving the breakdown of the arrests, Fadeyi said, “three NURTW miscreants were arrested at our Challenge division on Wednesday and the other three were nabbed on Thursday at Agodi area.

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“The DPO in Agodi with the assistance from the SARS made the latest arrests possible. They (NURTW) members have been warned from fomenting troubles in the state,” Fadeyi added.

Asked if there were arms and ammunition recovered from them, the PPRO said the reports sent to the police command did not reflect any seized items.

There had been apprehension in the state shortly after the March 9 victory of Governor Seyi Makinde of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as factional members of the union were threatening to effect change of NURTW leadership on the inauguration day of the new Governor, which held on Wednesday.

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