The Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS), led by its Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi on Monday evening arrested the two principal suspects in the constant clashes in Idumota, Lagos Island.
The suspects are Kunle Poly and Sego.
They were arrested by the RRS after a meeting they held with the Lagos State Government at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Government Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja,
A statement on RRS Facebook page said Kunle Poly and Sego have been the brain behind constant clashes in Idumota and its environs which has intermittently crippled commercial activities in the area.
“The arrest was effected today at a meeting where the two NURTW members along with some other stakeholders converged.RRS Commander, Egbeyemi while arresting Kunle Poly (in light green wear) on Monday
“The latest clash which occurred last week Thursday reportedly led to the death of a victim while commercial activities were paralyzed in the area for some time until a joint team of police officers were deployed immediately to the area to restore peace.
“Kunle Poly and Sego are presently being transferred to Zone II, Onikan, Lagos,” the statement said.
At the meeting on Monday, many of the branch union chairmen openly accused Kunle Poly of instigating last Thursday’s clash in Idumota and its environs, which led to total breakdown of laws and order.
During the clash, guns and other dangerous weapons were used freely by warring factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW.