Oyo NURTW leader arrested in Oke-Ogun
The Oyo State anti-crime security outfit, Operation Burst, has arrested a leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and three others in Saki, Oke-Ogun area over alleged threat to public peace and illegal possession of arms.
The suspended chairman of NURTW, Saki inter-state branch, Alhaji Kazeem Aderibigbe, popularly known as Kazeem Iwo, who had allegedly been terrorizing the area, was said to have been nabbed by the combined team of security agents under the ‘Operation Burst’, in the early hours of Saturday at his residence, Challenge Area, Saki.
Arrested along with him was one Akeem Kolapo (his personal security guard), Mr. Nasiru Oyebisi (his night watch- guard ) and Mr. Ibraheem Olubuse, NURTW Ajegunle motor park night guard.
Items recovered from the suspects included one single barrel gun, one pistol, a cutlass, cartridges, Indian hemp weighing two kilogrammes, lots of syringes and needles and two army camouflage uniforms.
Parading the suspects at the ‘Operation Burst’ office, along Oje-Owode road in Saki, the Commanding Officer of 244 Recce Battalion, Asabari Barracks, Saki, Major Muhammed I. O., said the arrest was as a result of intelligence reports received that the Kazeem Iwo ledfaction of the NURTW was threating to cause mayhem in Saki following his removal from the Local Government Security Committee headed by the Local Government Council Chairman, Kareem Kasali Adegoke.
Meanwhile, the suspects have been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.