The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, on Monday, urged factional leaders of the Lagos state chapter of the National Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to caution their members against violence.
The CP, according to a statement issued by the spokesman for the state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, made the call at separate meetings with the former Chairman of NURTW in the state, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo; and Chairman of the Tricycle Owners and Operators Association of Nigeria (TOOAN) in the state, Azeez Abiola, aka Istijabah.
TOOAN is an affiliate union of NURTW.
Akinsanya, who is now the Chairman of the Lagos State Parks Committee, and Abiola have been at loggerhead over the control of the union in the state.
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At the meetings, Alabi warned the duo the command would not hesitate to arrest and prosecute anyone causing trouble in the state.
The CP stressed that he would not let anything undermine the relative peace in the state.
He urged the factional leaders to caution their supporters against any act of violence in Lagos.
The statement read: “The warning has become imperative following incessant clashes, fracas and malicious damage to property recently experienced in some parts of Lagos State mostly linked to the issues surrounding the management of motor parks within the state.
“In line with this stance, all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and tactical commanders have been directed to deal decisively with anyone found instigating or causing a breach of peace within their respective areas of responsibility.”