Some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oshodi have accused the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal of bias in the handling of the fracas that occurred at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Lagos on Tuesday.
The Organising Secretary, Berger Unit, at Oshodi, Semiu Omosansan, on Thursday condemned the declaration of Mustapha Adekunle aka Sego wanted for “attempting to disrupt the rally” held at the Skypower Grounds, Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ikeja.
“Adekunle Mustapha (Sego) was not at the place where union’s state Treasurer Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo) was stabbed”, The Nation quoted Omosansan as saying.
“The incident occurred on the stage where K1 (Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe) was performing and he is alive to bear witness that Sego was nowhere close to the stage. This is not the first time MC Oluomo and Sego will attend APC rally as party members and such unfortunate incident has never happened until the state Chairman (Tajudeen Agbede) and his boys decided to attend last Tuesday’s event.
“One of Sego’s boys was killed during the violence. Why is Sego accused of being responsible for that? We are yet to understand the reason to declare him wanted. MC Oluomo was stabbed in the presence of Agbede Tajudeen, NURTW chairman in Idumota, Azeez Lawal (aka Kunle Poly) and others. The police should quiz the two (Agbede and Lawal). Agbede even lied that he took MC Oluomo to the hospital, which is not true.
“In a situation like this, we expect that the Commissioner of Police will carry out thorough and unbiased investigations.
“The police are the custodian of law. We still have huge faith and belief in the Force that it will always do the right thing. We implore the CP to get his facts right.”
Reacting, Police spokesman, Chike Oti insisted that Adekunle should come out and clear himself.
He said: “This matter is not debatable, it is on camera. Sego was caught on camera unleashing violence on people. That is the reason he was declared wanted. It is not a case of peddling falsehood or perception, it is about reality.
“Our declaration of Sego wanted still stands. Whatever anybody has to say on the matter, such a person should come to the police. You do not resort to violence to resolve issues.”