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Police declares NURTW leader, Seigo, wanted for fight at APC rally in Ikeja

Valentine Chinyem



The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday declared one Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo wanted for attempting to disrupt the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally held at Skypower Ground, Ikeja in Lagos.

The said Adekunle, who is a chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW) on the Lagos Island, according to the police, was allegedly at the rally with a group of people identified at the entrance as supporters of the party .

Chike Oti, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in a statement issued on Tuesday night revealed that at the tail end of the event, Seigo and his group for a reason yet to be determined, violently engaged other supporters of the party in a free for all fight.

Oti said that in the ensuing melee, one MC Oluomo, another NURTW chieftain, was stabbed and was rushed to Eko Hospital where he is currently recuperating while two other victims of the attack were taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital for treatment.

He said the crisis was quickly contained by policemen at the venue.

It will be recalled that a few hours before the rally started, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, held a meeting with the leaders of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and other affiliate groups where all the parties agreed to eschew violence before, during and after the electioneering.

“It was therefore surprising that a prominent member of NURTW would attempt to violently disrupt a peaceful political rally.

“In view of the development, the Command wishes to encourage members of the public with useful information on the whereabouts of Mustapha Adekunle popularly known as Seigo to report such at the nearest police station,” Oti said.

Meanwhile, “two persons have been arrested in connection with the incident” he said.