Once expelled from the popular market, miscreants have returned
The Lagos State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, on Thursday solicited the state government’s support to eliminate miscreants from the popular Oshodi Motor Park.
The Union Treasurer, Musiliu Akinsanya, made the appeal in an interview in Lagos.
Oshodi Motor Park was characterised by robberies, violence and hooliganism in the past. The state government rid the park of miscreants in 2008 when it renovated it.
Mr. Akinsanya, who is also the Oshodi Branch Chairman of the union, however, said that miscreants were once again threatening the peace of the community.
“Some boys from nowhere now attack and disturb our peace. We have tried to work with a taskforce to stop their nefarious activities. These boys are usually many and their menace includes snatching people’s bags, stopping vehicles at night, etc. We want the government to help the union to dislodge these miscreants from this area and stop them from advancing in their operations,” he said.
Mr. Akinsanya noted that passersby dreaded Oshodi in the past because of the activities of miscreants who robbed and raped people.
He said that the union members were complying with the government’s directive requiring all commercial vehicles owners, drivers and conductors to get a licence to operate in the state.