Factional Road Union Leader Shoots Member In Delta

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, January 04, (THEWILL) – A factional leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Udu, Delta State, has allegedly shot a member of the union, Victor Omor.

TheWill gathered that the factional leader shot Omor with the gun of one of his security aides for refusing to purchase a newly introduced ticket of the Delta State Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, to drivers in the area.

Samuel Onuata, Chairman, Aladja Park, and Henry Akpunu, Secretary of the Udu branch 'B' unit, both attributed the crisis to plot by a leader of the union, who had served two terms in office to stay put in power unconstitutionally.

One of the leaders was also accused of constituting many illegal parks, including the popular Onitsha unit and Otor-Udu park without due approval of the union and converting one of them to his private business.

The shooting incident has exacerbated the leadership crisis in the troubled union, as a rival faction mobilized and carried out a reprisal attack, destroying property worth millions of Naira and impounding a Toyota Camry car belonging to the other group.

Chief Solomon Kpomah, Chairman, Udu local government council, urged all parties to be peaceful as he explained that the council had not received any money from the union whose primary mandate is to remit all levies collected.

He maintained that as the chief security officer of the council, he would not interfere with the union matters, but asked those concerned to maintain peace in the area.