The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspects and declared chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mustapha Adekunle, aka Seigo, wanted over the disruption of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Lagos on Tuesday.
Command’s spokesperson, Chike Oti, said in a statement that the two persons arrested in connection with the incident were helping the police in their investigation.
Mr Oti said that Seigo and his entourage had gained entrance to the rally ground as supporters before his group suddenly attacked another NURTW chieftain popularly known as MC Oluomo.
“The said Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, an NURTW chieftain, came to the rally with a group of people and were identified at the entrance as supporters of the party.
“However, 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 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.
“The crisis was quickly contained by policemen at the venue,” the statement said.
Earlier on Tuesday, the commissioner of police in Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, had met with leaders of the NURTW and Road Transport Employers Association (RTEAN) where all parties agreed to eschew violence before, during and after the elections.
The police, therefore, expressed disappointment at the incident, stating that it was 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 a nearest police station,” Oti’s statement added.