Ogun Police Intervene In Transport Unions’ Crisis

Police in Ogun State have held an emergency meeting with leaders of various public transport unions in Abeokuta, to prevent forceful take over motor parks in the city.

The meeting followed attempted takeover of Pansheke Motor Park by members of a faction of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the State.

Spokesman of the State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told Rockcity FM news that the leaders of all transport unions in the State at the meeting were warned against forceful takeover of motor parks and, to maintain peace in the State.

According to Oyeyemi, Policemen had been deployed to the motor parks in the State to forestall the likely break down of law and order.

Rockcity FM news gathers that some of the union members loyal to one Mutiu Akindele popularly known as Kugbe and those loyal to Akeem Bodunrin known as Iyeru on Monday morning had positioned themselves around the Panseke Motor Park, to fight for the control of the facility.

Some of the union members loyal to Kugbe, claimed they got the hint that Iyeru boys planned to take over the control of the motor park and that compelled them to mobilize for the impending invasion of the motor park.

For several hours, commercial activities in the area were paralyzed as business owners in the area hurriedly closed their shops.

Governor Dapo Abiodun had last June dissolved the activities of the transport unions in the State, and constituted an interim committee headed by Barrister Sunday Adeniyi, to coordinate the activities of the unions in the State.

The unions include National Union of Road Transport Workers, Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria, the Amalgamated Commercial Tricycles and Motorcycle Owners and Repairers Association of Nigeria.

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