NURTW crisis: Police arrest 5 as MC Oluomo, Istijabah loyalists clash in Lagos
The crisis rocking the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Lagos State, yesterday, deepened as loyalists of the newly appointed Chairman of Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, and Chairman of Tricycle Owners and Operators Association of Nigeria, TOOAN, Azeez Ajibola, popularly known as Istijabah, clashed at the Ayobo area of the state.
The situation was, however, brought under control by security agents, who stormed the area.
The incident, which happened at about 8am at Ayobo bus stop, spread to Megida, Alagbado and its environs, with residents scampering for safety.
There were different accounts as to how the trouble started.
An eyewitness, who gave the account of the clash, alleged that MC Oluomo’s loyalists stormed Ayobo to forcefully take possession of the garage from TOOAN, who resisted the move.
A resident of Ayobo, Sobola Michael, who witnessed the scene, said some loyalists of Istijabah were engrossed with the day’s activities at various parks, when some loyalists of MC Oluomo arrived in about 10 vehicles shooting into the air to scare people away.
Michael said: “I was carrying out my mechanical job in the area when some area boys.