Lockdown: We Will Dismiss NURTW Members Caught In Lagos Robbery – MC Oluomo

The Lagos State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya also known as MC Oluomo, has said members of the union caught engaging in crimes during the coronavirus lockdown would be dismissed.

MC Oluomo disclosed this on Monday in a statement via his verified Instagram page while imploring his men to endure the season.

The PUNCH reports that cases of robbery and banditry have increased in the last few days with Lagosians forming vigilante groups and making bonfires to survive each day.

The PUNCH also reports that the 14-day lockdown order by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state enters day 14 on Monday with the President expected to address Nigerians at 7pm.

The NURTW boss said members apprehended at crime scenes would be prosecuted and dismissed.

The statement read in part, “The NURTW Chairman enjoined all members to endure for the time being otherwise any member caught either attached to robbery or caught at the scene of the act will be totally dismissed and prosecuted by law.

“MC Olumo used the medium to advise NURTW members, including motorcycle and tricycle riders, popularly called Okada and Maruwa to adhere to the federal and state governments’ orders as regards the lockdown on movement.

“He also implored all NURTW members especially the branch Chairmen to be vigilant and assist their various communities in combating the daylight robberies that are currently being reported in different areas.

“He pleaded with the people to stay indoors because it is for the general good. He prayed that Nigeria will not experience what other countries are currently experiencing as regards the coronavirus.”


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