A Vice Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Palm Grove branch, Lagos State, is battling for his life at the General Hospital in Shomolu area of the state after one of his members stabbed him over a woman
Vanguard reports that the victim simply identified as Omotunde, was stabbed on the evening of Tuesday, March 7, 2017, by one Ayodele Muyiwa who accused him (Omotunde) of using his position to snatch his girlfriend.
It was gathered that Muyiwa who has been arrested by police operatives from the Shomolu Division, carried out the attack on Omotunde alongside one of his friends, James Friday.
The two suspects who are now in detention, were said to have waylaid Omotunde at a dark spot on the day of the incident and when he walked into their trap, they pounced on him and attacked him.
A member of the union who spoke on the incident said:
“When Muyiwa came to the park on Tuesday, he engaged Omotunde in a quarrel, accusing him of snatching his girlfriend to spite him because he was rich.
They started exchanging words. In the process, Muyiwa carried a plank with which he threatened to hit Omotunde. He bent down and dared Muyiwa to carry out his threat, but he did not.
At night, Muyiwa stormed the park in the company of another person to attack Omotunde. They beat him, stabbed him in the stomach and left.”It was further learned that some loyalists of the injured Omotunde had been spoiling for a fight and vengeance while those in support of Muyiwa were prevented from collecting toll from motorists at the park.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said investigation had commenced into the matter while the suspects would soon be charged to a court for prosecution.