Oyo NURTW leader ar­rested in Oke-Ogun

Daily Trust - - CRIME - From Dele Ogun­yemi, Ibadan

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.

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