In News by stephen abiodun on the 16th, October, 2020

Lagos #EndSARS protesters reject meals, drinks despatched by MC Oluomo [Video]

Lagos #EndSARS protesters reject food, drinks sent by MC Oluomo [Video]

Scores of protesters at Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday attacked a van believed to have been despatched by Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, to ship water and drinks to protesters.

MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Nationwide Union of Street Transport Employees (NURTW), Lagos chapter, was accused by protesters of sponsoring the assault by armed thugs on Thursday.

MC Oluomo, the Lagos State authorities and the Speaker of the Lagos State Home of Meeting, Mudashiru Obasa, had been accused of sending the armed thugs to assault protesters on Thursday.

They’ve all denied the allegations. The transport union chief in a video he shared on social media mentioned he helps the protest for police reform and couldn’t have despatched the thugs.

A number of protesters had been injured at Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, after thugs armed with weapons, machetes, knives and axes attacked them.

A day after the incident, MC Oluomo tried to redeem his picture within the eyes of the protesters. He despatched water and drinks, branded together with his identify.

A few of the protesters, unaware of who despatched the packs, collected and drank from the water and drinks earlier than a protester raised an alarm in regards to the meals.

“MC Oluomo despatched them, he desires to poison us, don’t drink the water,” he shouted.

Different protesters who additionally checked the identify on the bottles said throwing the bottles on the white van that conveyed them.

“We don’t need any help from MC Oluomo, they’re attempting to interrupt us, they need to penetrate once more,” some protesters shouted.

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Angered by the gesture of the NURTW chief, the protesters threw bottles and different gadgets on the van, as the driving force sped from the venue to keep away from being mobbed.

The NURTW is arguably essentially the most influential transport union in Nigeria. Its members embrace personal bus drivers and conductors and the hundreds of storage boys, popularly known as ‘agberos’ who’re identified to assault bus drivers and commuters to demand cash.

Members of the NURTW are additionally typically used as thugs by politicians in every state. In Lagos, MC Oluomo and the NURTW are believed to have a robust relationship with the governing celebration within the state, APC.

After protesters rejected MC Oluomo’s present, the #EndSARS protest continued in Alausa, Lagos, as in lots of states of Nigeria regardless of numerous concessions by the federal government.

PREMIUM TIMES reported hos the federal government final Sunday disbanded the infamous police unit, SARS, which was the key demand of the protesters.

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