By Oluwakemi Ishola
Members of the proscribed Oyo State National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), have called on the Oyo State Police Command to intervene in the recovery of the union’s properties forcefully taken away by the Chairman, Disciplinary Committee of the Oyo State-constituted Park Management System (PMS), Mr Mukaila Lamidi a.k.a Auxiliary.
According to a statement signed by their spokesperson, Mr Kayode Agbeyangi, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Ibadan, on Thursday, the NURTW members noted that though Lamidi, shortly after his armed-robber like behaviour was made public, had started returning some of the items he took away from various NURTW offices, but yet to return a reasonable number of them.
The statement read in parts:”After we made public the nefarious act of Lamidi two days ago, he has started returning some of the union’s properties in his possession. But we are still pleading with the Nigerian Police, Oyo State Command, to please help in the recovery of the remaining items.
The Oyo NURTW members further said that:”It is also of great importance to inform the police about the use of siren by Lamidi, of which he uses to perpetrate his dastardly acts as he is always fond of using the siren to drive against traffic whenever there is gridlock, thereby creating panic among motorists and other road users.
“Even the governor of the state would for no reason drive against traffic, we do not know where Lamidi got his license to do whatever he likes on the road from. Let us also state that the police should beam its searchlight as we have insider information that some of the vehicles in his entourage are always loaded with dangerous weapons to scare people unduly.”
“Yesterday, he returned 6 out the 14 units of airconditioning systems which he took from the New Garage office of the union, remaining 8 in his possession. He also returned 4 out of the 24 ceiling fans he took from the same office. Aside that, he is still in possession of flat screen TVs he removed from the offices at New Garage and Egbeda offices, he only some chairs.
“We also want the police to take note of the fact that he is still in possession of furnitures and refridgerating systems of which he moved out of the Iwo-Road office of our union. We are appealing to the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State to please save us from the thievish claws of Lamidi, who is renowned for acts of hooliganisn and perpetual devilish character.”