Tricycle operators (TOAN), members of National Union of Road Transport workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) at Okolowo area of Ilorin on Thursday engaged in free for all.
This was contained in a statement signed by Kwara State Police Command, Spokesperson, SP Okasanmi Ajayi in Ilorin on Thursday.
According to him, report of a free for all between Tricycle operators (TOAN), members of National Union of Road Transport workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria( RTEAN) at Okolowo area of Ilorin was received by the police Command today 14/4/2022 at about 1000hrs.
“The fight occured according to the report over a minor accident between a tricycle and a Mitsubishi Canter, which degenerated into a brawl between and among the groups.
“The crisis later extended to Oloje, Alore and Omoda areas of Ilorin. Consequently, some vehicles got their windshields and rear lights damaged.
“The prompt dispatch of the Command’s Tactical Units and other conventional policemen by the Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc (+) coupled with the professional manner the situation was handled ultimately restored sanity in the affected areas
“The Commissioner of Police wishes to express his displeasure at the rate some transport operators were inclined to lawlessness in the state,” he said
Therefore, the CP charged the leaders of all the transport unions in the state to call their members to order, vowing never to allow any person or group of persons jeopardize the peace currently in existence in Kwara state, please.
The CP promised to charge all the suspects arrested in the clash to court after thorough investigation, no report of injury or death received in the course of the fracas.
The CP has placed teams of police men in the area to monitor and arrest any person found instigating any act of lawlessness, while advising members of the public to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of harasment or intimidation.
Edited by Felix Ajide