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Confusion In Ibadan As Eleweomo, NURTW Boss Is Killed

Listen to article can disclose that there is serious tension in Ibadan the Oyo State capital following the killing of the ousted chairman of the state National Union of Road Transport Worker, NURTW, Alhaji Lateef Salako, popularly known as Eleweomo. He was reportedly killed at a primary school in the state just as the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, began its congress.

A serving Senator, Teslim Folarin, also narrowly escaped death when he was ambushed by some thugs. Two of his aides however got killed by the thugs.

Though no one has been able to say categorically why Eleweomo was shot, fingers are currently pointing at Senator Folarin who is believed to have had a long battle with the late NURTW boss.

Eleweomo had also engaged the state Governor, Alao Akala, several times this year forcing the state to shut down sometimes for days.

Loyalists of the late Eleweomo are currently threatening to a reprisal attack on the Senator and his people as they believe that he was the one who gave his boys the instruction to attack the transport boss.

They claim that their boss was killed by mobile police brought to the venue of the voting.

As at the time of filing this report, the corpse of the deceased was still on the floor according to sources close to

Attempts are also been made to ensure the alertness of the law enforcement agents in the state.

However, Senator Folarin, while denying complicity in the act, said he had yesterday reported to the police the impending invasion of the venue by some hoodlums, but said nothing was done about his complaints.

He also accused Governor Akala of enlisting the group which he had earlier proscribed in order to forment trouble.