The Lagos State Government has issued a warning to residents of Lagos to stop spreading death rumours about its Lagos State Treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, who was recently stabbed at an All Progressives Congress, APC, rally in the state.
A statement signed on Monday by the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) spokesman, Taofiq Adebayo, made it clear that those caught will be prosecuted.
Adebayo also reiterated that the latest rumour about Oluomo’s death circulating on the social media was not true.
According to him, the agency’s chairman, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), confirmed that Akinsanya is not dead as being speculated, but recuperating at the Eko Hospital, where he is receiving treatment.
He added that the rumoured death of the NURTW leader by miscreants was to foment trouble and cause panic around Oshodi and other major motor parks in Lagos.
“The agency would continue the use of patrol vans and power-bikes to patrol around all nooks and cranny of the entire Oshodi area to forestall any possibility of breakdown of law and order.
“There is no problem in Oshodi. Anyone trying to cause mayhem will be dealt with in accordance with the law. It is a rumour that there is a crisis in Oshodi. Oshodi is peaceful. People are going about their normal duties without panic,” he said.
Egbeyemi called on the leadership of NURTW to immediately address all their members across the state and call them to order as the Lagos State Commissioner of Police has directed that any miscreant or hoodlum caught causing or disturbing the peace of innocent members of the public would not be spared.
The Chairman said, “Once again, we are using this medium to seriously warn miscreants and hoodlums who might want to foment mayhem to desist or face the full wrath of the law, and also, urged parents and guardians to closely monitor activities of their wards.
“The Agency would continue the use of patrol vans and power-bikes to patrol round all nooks and crannies of the entire Oshodi area to forestall any possibility of breakdown of law and order. The Chairman confirmed that he always got in touch with him regularly through phone conversations and visitations to the hospital.
“Members of the public are hereby enjoined not to panic and go about their lawful businesses around Oshodi and other parts of the state.”