Police capture 29 over NURTW crisis in Ibadan

THE Oyo State Police Command has captured no less than 29 associates regarding pockets with encounters inside the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Oyo State. While marching the suspects, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu said the suspects would before long be charged to court.

One of the suspects, Muritala Ridwan, (30), an individual from the NURTW in Oyo State said the charms and hatchet found on him were for security.

CP Olukolu stated: “The criminals were captured on 29th of May, 2019, at about 10:45 am, at the passage of the Liberty Stadium Ibadan during the initiation function of the new Governor of Oyo State. We hailed some criminals and during the time spent directing hunt, some risky weapons were recuperated from them.”

“The names of the suspected NURTW gangsters are: Oladimeji Opeyemi who was captured with a twofold barrel privately made firearm with four live cartridges; Monsieur Oladejo, who was captured with one single barrel weapon with one live cartridge; Abdulahi Kasali captured with two live cartridges; Yusuf Rasheed, who was captured with criminal charms and weed suspected to be Indian hemp.

“Likewise, Olusola Akintomo was captured with one sharp cutlass and criminal charms while Opeyemi Balogun, Johnson Akanji, Kabiru Afolabi and Lukman Mukaila among others. Samuel Taiwo, Taoreed Suleiman, were captured with criminal charms. “Sodiq Sarafa, was captured for illicit ownership of a sharp blade, while Mutiu Rasheed, was captured for ownership of one Pump Action weapon. Every one of them had the point of utilizing the recuperated firearm and different hazardous things to make disorder the individuals from the general population during the introduction service, the CP clarified.

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