NURTW National President, Baruwa, 3 others in Police net - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, August 12, 2023

NURTW National President, Baruwa, 3 others in Police net

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has confirmed the arrest of its National President, Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa, and three other officials without any tenable reasons. 

The arrests reportedly took place on Friday evening at the NURTW's National Secretariat in Garki 2, Abuja.

The Deputy President of the Union, Mr. Isa Ore, who confirmed the development to journalists on in Abuja, expressed shock over the arrest. 

"We were preparing for the inauguration and swearing-in of the newly elected National Administrative Council members when the police arrived, asked us to leave the premises, and proceeded to seal off the secretariat," said Ore.

He explained that the union was not given any reason for the action. 

While relaying the unsettling situation, Mr. Ore said, "We were shocked to see the policemen in their numbers locking our secretariat without giving them a reason."

The arrested officials, currently being detained at the Wuse Zone 3 Division, include the General Secretary, Anthony Asogwa Chukudi; Olayi Odion, National Trustee; and the Principal Assistant Secretary, Abdulrasak Yemi, along with the National President, Baruwa.

In addition to the arrest, the union's National Secretariat was abruptly sealed off. 

"They said it was an order from above and they have detained our President and other leaders at Wuse police station," Ore added.

Despite attempts to reach out to the authorities for answers, the union has been left in the dark. 

"I have called the FCT Commissioner of police, but he said he was not in town," lamented Mr. Ore. 

According to him, the union remains committed to cooperating fully with the authorities as they seek a swift resolution to the situation.

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