A misunderstanding arose over sanitation fees being collected by the Environmental Task Force of the park.
The Utako District Divisional Police, FCT Command, has arrested a member of the NURTW allegedly involved in Thursday’s clash between petty traders and union members at Jabi park, Abuja.
Usman Umar, the Utako Divisional Police Officer, said on Friday in Abuja that the union member was arrested after the clash in which five persons were injured.
A misunderstanding between petty traders and some members of the union over the sanitation fees being collected by the Environmental Task Force of the park sparked off the clash.
It was said to have escalated later to fighting among union members and was brought under control by a team of policemen deployed to the park.
Mr. Umar said that of the five injured persons, four had been treated and discharged while one person was still in critical condition at the Wuse General Hospital, Abuja.
He said that the five would be arrested after they had recovered, adding that the ones that were already arrested would be charged to court next week for disturbance of public peace.
Meanwhile, activities have returned to normal at the park as transporters have started loading passengers to various destinations while traders were seen attending to customers on Friday.
Ibrahim Gaji, the Deputy Chairman, FCT council of the union, expressed dissatisfaction over the clash, adding that the officials would get to the root of the matter.
“Some years back, the Central Motor Park, Jabi, Abuja was known by everybody as a problem area but for some time now, the park has known peace and tranquility. But we were surprised to hear that there was a clash but we thank God no life was lost.
“I am going to organise a meeting after this incident so that such will not happen again. The government does not want any problem, especially in the parks because if room is given to clash it will result to serious crisis,” he said.