Lagos NURTW Vice Chairman stabbed for snatching a member’s girlfriend
Doctors at the General Hospital, Shomolu, Lagos, are battling to save the life of Omotunde, the Vice Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Palm Grove branch, who was allegedly stabbed by one of his members, Tuesday night, over a girlfriend.
Two suspects, Ayodele Muyiwa and James Friday, alleged to have carried out the attack, have been arrested by police and are still being detained at Shomolu Division. The main suspect, Ayodele Muywa, it was gathered, had been having a brawl with Omotunde, whom he accused of snatching his girlfriend.
A member of the union 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.” Preliminary investigation, according to police sources, revealed that Muyiwa had earlier been arrested for being in possession of a gun during the union’s election.
He was reportedly taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba, but was later released.