[VIDEOS/PHOTOS] Apc Campign End In Violence, MC Oluomo Stabbed, Police Declare Mustapha Seigo Wanted
A group of thugs disrupted APC’s gubernatorial campaign flag-off in Lagos yesterday, January 8th and according to eyewitnes,ses it seems two people were killed in the crisis.
It is also claimed that MC Oluomo was stabbed after the thugs disrupted the APC’s gubernatorial campaign flag-off which was holding at Skypower Ground Ikeja, Lagos. It was further gathered that the hoodlums suspected to be members of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW) turned up at the venue with guns, daggers and other dangerous weapons, engaging one another in a bloody factional fight.
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode who was making a speech, had to leave the stage immediately and was guarded out of the venue together with his deputy, Mrs Idiat Adebule, the APC governorship candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, and other prominent members of the party. The incident reportedly sent panic across the campaign ground, as party members ran in different directions to avoid being hit by bullets being fired indiscriminately by the hoodlums.
In the ensuing confusion, many people were dispossessed of their phones, money and other valuables by opportunistic pick-pockets and other criminals. NAN reports that a large number of party faithful were seen trekking to their various homes as there was a heavy vehicular traffic in the area because of the violence.
Dele Momodu who shared a video from the scene wrote;
What manner of politics is this? This happened just now in Lagos…
Watch the videos below:
Following the occurence, the police has declared Mustapha Seigo wanted after NURTW boss MC Oluomo was stabbed at the Lagos APC Governorship rally yesterday.
The Lagos State Police Command declared the chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, wanted over the violence that erupted at the APC governorship rally in Lagos state.
A statement by the state police spokesman Chike Oti, revealed that Mustapha Seigo, came to the rally with a group of people and were identified at the entrance as supporters of the party.
“However, at the tail end of the event, Seigo and his group for a reason yet to be determined, violently engaged other supporters of the party. In the ensuing melee, one MC Oluomo, another NURTW chieftain, was stabbed and was rushed to EKO Hospital where he is currently recuperating while two other victims of the attack were taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for treatment. The crisis was quickly contained by policemen at the venue.” Oti stated
It is learnt that a few hours before the rally started, the Commissioner of Police Imohimi Edgal held a meeting with the leaders of the NURTW and the Road Transport Employers Association (RTEAN) and other affiliate groups where all the parties agreed to eschew violence before, during and after the electioneering.
“It was therefore surprising that a prominent member of NURTW would attempt to violently disrupt a peaceful political rally. In view of the development, the Command wishes to encourage members of the public with useful information on the whereabouts of Mustapha Adekunle popularly known as Seigo to report such at the nearest police station,” he said
Oti said two persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.