Atleast four National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) members have been arrested by Police in Ibadan, Oyo state capital over the weekend.
The Oyo State Police Command arrested the 4 suspects who are members of the proscribed National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Ibadan for over violence and breach of peace after they were said to have instigated the violence in a bid to take over some motor parks in the city.
According to DailyPost, some members of NURTW at the Iwo Road interchange area of Ibadan on Friday morning attempted invading parks and forcefully taking over the control and leadership of the parks which led to panic and pandemonium. This led to many people scampering to safety with many shops and business owners abandoning their wares for safety.
The Police swift intervention was reported to have brought calm to the situation, after it had caused motorists and road users from and to the Iwo Road axis to spend about two hours in traffic standstill through the period of the confusion.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Shina Olukolu, said that four suspects that were arrested in connection with the incident would be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.
Olukolu said, “We will not allow any individual or group to disturb the peace in Oyo State. It is our responsibility to ensure that lives and properties are safe.”