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#EndSARS: MC Oluomo has no hand in attacks on Lagos protesters – Spokesman


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Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo – Chairman of the National Union of the Road Transport Workers in Lagos State “has no hand” in violent attacks against the #EndSARS protesters, his spokesman Jimoh Buhari has said.

This comes after Nigerians accused Oluomo of sponsoring the separate attacks on unarmed #EndSARS protesters in the Alausa area of Lagos on Wednesday and Thursday.

In reaction to the allegations during a chat with our correspondent on Thursday, Buhari said that the accusations are false because his principal did not sponsor the attacks.

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He said, “We have no hand in the attacks. People should stop accusing us wrongly. Were the thugs wearing NURTW uniforms? Is MC Oluomo holding a political office? He has no hand in the case.”

Buhari told our correspondent that members of the union were also victims of police extortion and it would therefore be unwise of them to thwart a protest that seeks to bring an end to police brutality.

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A member of the NURTW, however, told The PUNCH that the heavy traffic caused by the protesters was affecting their livelihoods.

He said, “On a normal day, I do 10 trips. Since these protests started, I have had to reduce my trips to five. It is worse that we are burning fuel and our buses are not operating at full capacity because of the COVID-19 protocol.

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“Long hours in traffic cause fuel to burn faster and we are losing money due to no fault of ours. So, some boys decided that it was time to get these protesters off the roads.