The Chairman of the National Union of the Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, has denied sending thugs to attack #EndSARS protesters in Lagos.
The Lagos NURTW boss made his known on Thursday through his spokesperson, Jimoh Buhari.
“We have no hand in the attacks. People should stop accusing us wrongly. Were the thugs wearing NURTW uniforms? Is MC Oluomo holding a political office? He has no hand in the case,” he told The Punch.
According to Oluomo spokesperson, members of the NURTW were also victims of police extortion and it would therefore be unwise of them to thwart a protest that seeks to bring an end to police brutality.
A member of the transport union lamented that the heavy traffic caused by the continued #EndSARS protest across the state is having an effect in their livelihood.
“On a normal day, I do 10 trips. Since these protests started, I have had to reduce my trips to five. It is worse that we are burning fuel and our buses are not operating at full capacity because of the COVID-19 protocol.
“Long hours in traffic cause fuel to burn faster and we are losing money due to no fault of ours. So, some boys decided that it was time to get these protesters off the roads,” he lamented.
A luxurious bus belonging to the Lagos State Government had on Thursday morning brought thugs to harass peaceful protesters in from of the Lagos State Assembly.
The hoodlums were seen brandishing new Knives and Machetes.
Nigerian youths took to social media to accuse the state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), MC Oluomo, of sending the thugs.