Ondo police probes attack on NURTW deputy chairman

The union’s State Deputy Chairman alleged that hoodlums, sent by the chairman, beat him up.

Police authorities in Ondo State have invited the leadership of the state Chapter of the National Union Road of Transport Workers, NURTW, over the alleged attack on the union’s State Deputy Chairman, Omobomi Ajisafe.

Mr. Ajisafe was allegedly beaten up on Friday by hoodlums sent by the State Chairman of the Union, Oladutele Obayoriade.

The spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Wole Ogodo, said the invitation of the leaders of the union became imperative in order to get to the root of the matter.

He said the command would not tolerate any act of lawlessness from members of the NURTW.

“We have invited different factions in the union to the state police command to guide against a repeat of such attack on members of the union,” the police spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, the embattled Chairman of the union has said that NURTW is not factionalized as being speculated.

Mr. Obayoriade said the union remained an indivisible entity that is made up of law abiding individuals.

He also denied that he sent hoodlums to beat up the state Deputy Chairman.

But the State Deputy Chairman insisted that Mr. Obayoriade was responsible for the attack on him.

Mr. Ajisafe explained that the chairman instructed his boys to beat him up at a liquor joint beside the state secretariat.

“The Chairman was just trying to be mischievous by denying what he personally supervised. He cooked a story that I came to the secretariat with OPC members but this is a blatant lie”, he said.

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