15th September, 2010
There was pandemonium in Ibadan capital of Oyo State today as hoodlums suspected to beÂ members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in their hundreds clashed inÂ three areas of the state. P.M.NEWS
P.M.NEWSgathered that hoodlums allegedly loyal to factional leader of the union, AlhajiÂ Lateef Salako a.k.a. Elewe Omo, stormed theÂ NURTW Secretariat at Olomi area of Ibadan toÂ chase away Alhaji Lateef Akinsola a.k.a. Tokyo, who was reinstated by the NationalÂ Industrial Court in AbujaÂ as the authentic NURTW chairman in the state.
It was gathered that over 88 vehicles belonging to Tokyoâ€™s faction were destroyed during theÂ mayhem that started in the wee hours of today.
According to the state NURTW Secretary, Comrade Lekan Aleshinoye, Tokyoâ€™s boysÂ confrontedÂ them at about 4 a.m. today during which they destroyed their vehicles vandalised offices andÂ injured several people.
He alleged that they came with some policemen that assisted them in their operation.
Another report has it that hoodlums in 50 vehicles stormed the motor park at tollgate alongÂ Ibadan expressway in attempt to take over the park. They attacked the NURTW members in theÂ park in an attempt to take over the place.
One of the vehicles they came with, an Isuzu SUV, was allegedly loaded with guns, charms andÂ other dangerous weapons.
During the attack, one person was injured and was taken to an undisclosed hospital. Over 20Â vehicles were allegedly destroyed at the toll gate.
As at the time of filling this report, some hoodlums were still clashing with one another atÂ Iwo road.
Policemen seem to be having a hard time controlling the clash. Armoured personnel carriersÂ have been deployed to strategic places in the state to curtail further violence.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Adisa Bolanta, denied the allegation that heÂ mobilised thugs to attack Toykoâ€™s boys.